The office is closed to the public until May 11th. There are forms and a drop box outside of our office door for everyone to use. If you have any questions please give us a call at 389-6812. On May 11th we will reopen but only allow 1 person at a time in the office and we will be practicing social distancing and asking that voters do also. We will have the floor marked with 6 feet marks. The drop box will still be outside the office if you would like to use it.
Voters will NOT be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina's voter photo ID requirements from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court
NOTICE OF 2nd PRIMARY ELECTION
CLAY, NORTH CAROLINA
A 2nd primary election will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Clay County to vote in the following contests:
Us House of Representatives (Rep)
Voters will not be required to show photo ID when they vote in the primary election on June 23, 2020. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, June 23. One-stop early voting will be held at the Clay County Board of Elections office. One-stop early voting will be open from 8:00 am Thursday, June 4 until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. One Stop will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 am till 5:00 pm and Saturday, June 20th from 8:00 am till 3:00 pm. Canvass will be held in the Clay County Board of Elections office at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020.
Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an absentee request form (available on the State Board of Elections website and at the county board of elections office), and must be received in the Clay County Board of Elections office or any one-stop early voting site by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. Completed request forms may only be returned in-person to the Clay County Board of Elections by the voter, the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a Multipartisan Assistance Team, or delivered by the U.S. Postal Service or designated delivery service (DHL, FedEx, or UPS). Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by two qualified persons or a notary public. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Clay County Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (ballots received by mail after this time will be timely if received within three business days and postmarked by Election Day). Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a qualified person of their choice if a near relative or legal guardian is not available. If the voter lives a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and serve as witnesses.
All persons who are registered to vote Rep with the Clay County Board of Elections may vote in this election, also voters who are registered Una and voted Rep or didn’t vote in the primary are eligible to vote.
Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Friday, February 7 to be eligible to vote in this election. Voters who wish to change party affiliation or who have changed name or address must do so by the registration deadline. Voters who fail to timely make a change in name or address in the county must update the information when presenting to vote and may be required to vote a provisional ballot.
Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters. Curbside voting is available for voters who are not able to enter voting sites.
Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a Multipartisan Assistance Team visit to a facility, or other election matters may call the Clay County Board of Elections Office at 828-389-6812.
Jerry Anderson, Chairman
Clay County Board of Elections