You Can Vote is a North Carolina statewide organization promoting voter registration, education, and turnout. Its website offers a myriad of voting resources and links to help people understand and navigate voting. Those interested can sign up for a weekly email here that provides timely information around voting.
Common Cause “holds power accountable”. They are very much in the forefront of actions to address fair districts for elections to try to end “gerrymandering”. Their website offers a host of resources.
The Buncombe County Board of Elections is an important resource for the latest information on elections that affect this county. They provide voter registration forms and a variety of information that can be shared to help educate the community on voting. Check this site for information on photo ID’s needed for 2020.
The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County is a nonpartisan, volunteer- based, political organization born out of the national women’s suffrage movement in 1920. The League works in servicing the needs of the voting public and protecting the rights of all voters through education and advocacy. In Buncombe County, current emphasis of work is on facilitating voter registration and participation; providing education on voting regulations, registration, candidates, voting dates and issues that affect elections; advocating for voting accessibility and fair voting practices;(including redistricting reform); working to get a complete count for the 2020 census; and advocating for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Get involved: To get involved, email Aiden Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 333-0893.
The League of Women Voters of Henderson County, LWVHC, is a nonpartisan, volunteer, political organization that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion by welcoming all members of the community. The League works towards our national, state, and local mission “Empowering Voters; Defending Democracy;” by registering voters, holding candidate forums, advocating for fair redistricting, and protecting voter rights through additional education and advocacy. LWVHC also educates and advocates for government transparency and accountability, the Equal Rights Amendment, reasonable immigration reform, and public education.
Democracy NC offers a wealth of resources to help people promote voting registration, education, turnout and advocacy. Democracy NC focuses on providing accessible materials and training to community members and organizations aiming to increase civic engagement, community-based issue education, and voter engagement in WNC.
Get involved: The contact for the Buncombe office for WNC is Edward Peters at email@example.com or 828-419-0546.
United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County hosts a voting page that is updated on a regular basis to provide important information on this issue. Timely e-newsletters are sent to all those, particularly around election time, who pledge to vote.
Get involved: Pledge to vote or encourage people to pledge. Contact Ron Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (828) 768-4559 for questions or further information.
The Interfaith Initiative for Social Justice, will be working with faith communities and nonprofit organizations to promote voting in 2020. The focus is around voter registration; education on the process, issues, and candidates; turnout; and advocacy. The goals include finding ways for those nonpartisan groups to mutually support each other to assist those better navigate voting in WNC.
Get involved: To learn more or be a part of this effort in 2020, contact Ron Katz.