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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can vote?
In order to vote in NC you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen.

  • Must be 18 years or older by the date of election.

  • Must be a resident of the county in which you are registered and have lived at your residential address for at least 30 days prior to the election.

  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including parole or probation).

How do I register to vote?

  • In order to register to vote you must complete a NC Voter Registration Application which can be found at

  • Completed applications should be mailed to the Ashe County Board of elections at:  150 Government Circle Suite 2100, Jefferson, NC 2864

  • Application must be received within 25 days of the election.

  • You may also register in person at the Ashe County Board of Elections. 

  • If you need assistance registering to vote, please contact us and we will be glad to help!

How do I change my party affiliation?
The NC Voter Registration Application form can be used to make changes to your registration.  It can be found at

Where do I vote?
You may find your information using the NC Voter Search Tool here. Polling places can be found at:

What ID is needed to vote?
Voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in North Carolina.
Most voters will simply show their driver’s license. But there are many other acceptable photo IDs. If a voter does not have an acceptable photo ID, they can get one for free from their county board of elections. Contact the NC Board of Elections or Ashe County Board of Elections for more information. 
What is the party position on abortion?
The Democratic Party is made up of a diverse group of people representing pro-life and pro-choice views.  The policies we tend to promote seek to protect life of mothers and children at all stages, not just birth.  We support public health, access to comprehensive reproductive services for all, and support of mothers and children throughout the lifespan.  Information about pro-life democrats can be found out:

Do Democrats support gun ownership?
The Democratic party supports second amendment  rights!  We support your right to own guns for self defense, hunting and collection.  We feel these rights are best protected by ensuring reasonable regulation, free from manipulation from those who profit from the sale of firearms. 

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