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                       Clay County Board of Elections Director -- JULIE HALL


       Welcome to the Clay County Board of Elections web site. The Clay County Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections in Clay County and keeping up to date all voter registration information. The County Board arranges for a polling place in each precinct, advertises elections, prepares ballots, and issues absentee ballots. All information is made available to the State Board of Elections.

The voter statistics for Clay County as of January 23, 2018 are as follows:
Democrat voters: 1,975
Republican voters: 3,522
Libertarian voters: 42
Unafilliated voters: 2,974
Total: 8,513


       New Years Day       January 1

       Martin Luther King's B'Day        January 15

       Presidents Day        Febuary 19

       Good Friday        March 30

       Memorial Day        May 28

       Independence Day        July 4

       Labor Day        September 3

       Veterans Day        November 12

       Thanksgiving Day        November 22-23

       Christmas        December 24-26

On July 29 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and associated laws in North Carolina
(S.L. 2013-381, as amended by S.L. 2015-103). The state is considering its options. Barring a different outcome an appeal, photo ID will not be
required in the upcoming general election. Further details will be posted as they become available.

The following is a link to the State Board of Elections website with information reguarding the
Voter Id Bill that has passed and how it will affect you.

Official Election Notice

County of CLAY


Election Date: 05/08/2018

This is an official notice of an election to be conducted in CLAY County on 05/08/2018. This notice contains a list of all of the ballot measures and federal, State,
and local offices this county expects, as of this date, to be on the ballot on the date of the election.

An Election Notice will be prepared not later than 100 days before a regularly scheduled election that permits absentee voting, and as soon as practicable in the case of
an election or vacancy election not regularly scheduled. For a second primary, an Election Notice will be prepared, no later than the day following the date the appropriate
board of elections orders that a second primary be held.

As soon as ballot styles are printed, this county board of elections will update this notice with the certified candidates for each office and ballot measures and referenda
questions that will be on the ballot. For General Elections during even-numbered years, ballots will be printed 60 days prior to the election. For statewide primaries and
other elections (except municipal elections), ballots will be printed 50 days prior to the election. Municipal ballots are available 30 days prior to Election Day. You must
request an updated Election Notice.

Transmitting a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot:
This notice may be used in conjunction with the federal write-in absentee ballot (FWAB). Covered military & overseas voters seeking to vote by absentee ballot may use the
FWAB to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and vote an official military-overseas ballot. When using the FWAB to register to vote, and/or request an absentee
ballot, please transmit your signed and completed FWAB no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day. If submitted later than this day and time, your absentee
ballot will not be counted. Federal write-in absentee ballots are available at You may also request a regular absentee ballot by using the federal postcard
application (FPCA), available at A regular ballot can be mailed, faxed or emailed to you. You may return the FWAB or a regular absentee ballot by mail,
secure fax (1-919-715-0351) or email (

Marking a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot:
When marking a FWAB, for each office for which you wish to vote, write in either a candidate's name or political party designation. For ballot measures or referenda,
write either “YES” (you are for the ballot measure or referendum) or “NO” (you are against the ballot measure or referendum). In a primary, if you are registered as
Democrat, Republican or Libertarian, for partisan contests, you may only vote for the candidates of the party for which you are affiliated. You are also eligible to
vote for non-partisan contests. If you are registered as unaffiliated (“independent”), in a primary, you may choose to vote for the partisan contests of one of the
parties or you may choose to vote for non-partisan contests only. Please contact your local board of elections to confirm your party affiliation or voter registration

Please check the website for the NC State Board of Elections ( for additional information on military-overseas absentee voting.
NC State Board of Elections
January 2018