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ASHEVILLE CITY ELECTION RESULTS

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – Unofficial Asheville City Election results below: (Winners in bold)

Asheville City Council

Candidate: Votes: Percent:

Esther Manheimer 6,567 19.24%

Gordon Smith 6,301 18.46%

Cecil Bothwell 5,899 17.28%

Robin Cape (Write-In) 4,620 13.53%

J. Neal Jackson 3,476 10.18%

Ryan D. Croft 2,525 7.4%

Asheville Mayor

Candidate Votes Percent

Terry M. Bellamy 9,543 78.75%

Robert W. Edwards 2,431 20.06%

Write-In 144 1.19%

Four Additional Early Voting Sites to Open in Asheville

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009


ASHEVILLE, NC – Additional early voting sites in north, south, east and west Asheville will open October 24 – 31. Sites will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. On October 31 only, the sites will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The additional sites will supplement the current downtown Asheville site at 189 College St.

City Council voted to fund the additional sites at its September 8 meeting in order to add more opportunities for the community to participate in the election. The new locations are:

• North Asheville Branch Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville, 28804

• South Buncombe Branch Library, 260 Overlook Rd., Asheville, 28803

• City of Asheville – Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Recreation Office in east Asheville, 72 Gashes Creek Rd., Asheville, 28805

• West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd., Asheville, 28806

All registered voters are eligible to vote during this time. Same day registration will be available at all early voting sites for residents who are not registered. Same day registration allows residents to register and vote on the same day.

For election information, call Buncombe County Election Services at 250-4200 or visit http://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/election/.

Board of Elections Seeking Poll Workers

Monday, September 28th, 2009


ASHEVILLE, NC – Buncombe County Board of Elections is partnering with local schools and institutions to institute a poll worker recruitment program in Buncombe County. This program is an effort to ensure better representation of young citizens, and citizens with diverse backgrounds in future elections.

Despite an impressive record of professionally-run elections in our county, it should be noted that the average age of active poll workers in Buncombe County was 60 years of age in 2008.

Recruits will be offered the opportunity to serve as poll workers in one of the two elections scheduled to take place in the fall of 2009. Other local institutions participating in this program include A-B Tech, UNC-Asheville, Montreat College, and Western Alliance Center for Independent Living.

Buncombe County Elections (2009)

* October 6th – Asheville Primary

* November 3rd – General Municipals

Responsibilities:

Assistants must report to the precinct to which they have been assigned by 6:30 a.m. and are required to remain at the precinct until after the polls close at 7:30 p.m., and all votes have been counted.

Assistants are also required to study educational materials provided by the county board of elections office and may be trained to check voter’s registration or to demonstrate the use of voting systems.

Compensation

Election Day Service $115.00

Training (if required) $15.00

Total $130.00

For more information on serving as a poll worker please contact the Buncombe County Board of Elections at (828) 250-4200, or visit the website Board of Elections For other questions on the College Poll Worker Recruitment Program please contact the program coordinator, Sami Disu, at (828) 275-4908 or email [email protected]

North Carolina voting results

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The elections are over. North Carolina, a “battleground state,” has not yet been officially counted to a satisfactory number representative of the citizens’ votes one way (Democrat) or the other (Republican) regarding its choice for President of The United States.

What can be said, however, is that an amazing number of voters turned out and what an historic occasion this has become. Below are the total votes thus far in the presidential race in North Carolina, as well as the [mostly] solid results in the rest of the positions being sought.

PRESIDENT
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Updated 11:44AM EST, Nov. 5, 2008
State-wide Presidental Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Barack Obama – 2,101,991 (50%)
(R) John McCain – 2,089,828 (49%)

Buncombe County Presidential Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Barack Obama – 69,313 (56%)
(R) John McCain – 52,198 (43%)

U.S. SENATE
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Updated 11:44AM EST, Nov. 5, 2008
State-wide U.S. Senate Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Kay Hagan – 2,207,821 (53%)
(R) Elizabeth Dole (incumbent) – 1,855,353 (44%)

Buncombe County U.S. Senate Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Kay Hagan – 70,405 (58%)
(R) Elizabeth Dole (incumbent) – 46,584 (38%)

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
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Updated 12:18PM EST, Nov. 5, 2008
District 11 [includes Buncombe County] (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Heath Shuler – 210,270 (62%)
(R) Carl Mumpower – 121,668 (36%)

NC GOVERNOR
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Updated 11:45AM EST, Nov. 5, 2008
State-wide NC Governor Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Beverly Perdue – 2,104,082 (50%)
(R) Pat McCrory – 1,967,120 (47%)

Buncombe County NC Governor Votes: (100% of precincts reporting)
(D) Beverly Perdue – 69,421 (57%)
(R) Pat McCrory – 47,034 (39%)

 

Of course, there are more results; Lieutenant Governor, State Auditor, and many more. Find the complete Buncombe County election results here. If there are any major changes, this page will be updated to show the most current information.

Early Voting 2008

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The Early Voting initiative is in full swing. Everyone should take advantage of the ability to vote before election day!

The Early Voting program is running from October 18, 2008 through November 1, 2008. You can avoid long lines, parking problems, canvassing, and so much more by voting early!

Not only can you vote, but the following locations are also one-stop, meaning you can both register and vote on the same day!

Locations:

Downtown
Buncombe County Training Center
199 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

  • Monday to Saturday, 8:30 – 6pm
  • Sat., Nov 1: 8:30 am – 1 pm

Downtown
Asheville Senior Opportunity Center
36 Grove Street, Asheville 28801

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

North Asheville
North Asheville Library
1030 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

UNCA
Zeis Building
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

South Asheville
Oak Forest Presbyterian Church
880 Sand Hill Rd.
Asheville, NC 28778

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

South Asheville Buncombe Library
260 Overlook Road
Asheville, NC 28803

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Avery’s Creek Community Center
889 S.E. Glenn Bridge Rd.,
Arden, NC 28704
Hours unknown


West Asheville
West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Biltmore Square Mall
800 Brevard Rd.
Asheville, 28806

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Sat., Oct. 18 10 am – 9 pm (night voting)
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Innsbruck Mall
85 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Sat., Oct. 18 10 am – 9 pm (night voting)
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Enka/Candler
Enka/Candler Library
404 Sandhill Road
Candler, NC

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Fairview
Fairview Library
1 Taylor Road
Fairview, NC 28730

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Swannanoa
Bee Tree Substation Fire Dept.
510 Bee Tree Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Weaverville Town Hall
30 S. Main St.
Weaverville, NC 28787

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Black Mountain
Cheshire Village
2 E. Market St.

  • Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Leicester
Leicester Library
1561 Alexander Road
Leicester, NC 28748

  • Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last day: Sat., Nov 1, 8:30 am – 1 pm

Republican Commissioner Candidate Drops Out of Race

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Joe Dunn said he was dropping out of the race for Buncombe County Commissioner. An e-mail was sent from his campaign to his supporters, stating he needed to place family ahead of politics. Dunn has not announced his decision publicly, however, a member of the Asheville Republican party confirmed that he indeed was no longer in the running. It is not known whether another Republican will be able to get on the ballot before elections in November.

Dunn stated in his e-mail that he was very frustrated with Asheville city government and that elected officials worry to much about tax payers and not enough about citizens. The former candidate does plan to return all contributions to his campaign.