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.
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 Alana Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Buncombe/WNC Voter Engagement Coalition is a group of representatives from nonprofits and faith communities as well as interested individuals who for the more than 5 years has worked to encourage voter registration, education, turnout and advocacy. One of their goals is to help coordinate activities to maximize the impact of those working, on a nonpartisan basis, to increase voter registration, education, turnout and advocacy. They offer a calendar of events, activities, forums, and trainings that are open for all to view, consider and attend. All are welcome to view and participate at the level they feel most comfortable.
Get involved: If interested in getting weekly emails during election season about opportunities to learn and volunteer, contact Ron Katz at email@example.com or at (828) 768-4559.
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.