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.

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), and advocating for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Get involved: To get involved, email Aiden Carson at or call (828) 333-0893.


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 Buncombe office for WNC is headed by organizer Darlene Azarmi at (828) 216-3430 or


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 or at (828) 768-4559 for questions or further information.