Voting and Democracy

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.

Key Allies

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 info@lwvab.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.

Get involved: To get involved, email president@lwvhcnc.org or communications@lwvhcnc.org

 

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 edwardpeters@democracy-nc.org 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 ronkatz327@gmail.com or at (828) 768-4559 for questions or further information.