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We are currently open to the public by using the upstairs front entrance only. You may reach us by phone (336-372-4557) or email (elections@alleghanycounty-nc.gov) for any information you might need.

The Alleghany Board of Elections will meet the 2nd Friday of every month at 8:30 a.m. at the Board of  Elections Board Room located at 348 S. Main St., Lower Level 0, Sparta, NC, 28675 unless otherwise posted.

The regular February 9, 2024 meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 5:00 pm.


Voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in North Carolina.

For most voters, they will simply show their driver’s license. But there are many other acceptable photo IDs, see link below for more information.

Voters will now be asked to present a valid photo identification when voting in person. If you do not have a valid photo ID card, you may obtain one from your county board of elections prior to the election, through the end of the early voting period.

If you do not have a valid photo ID card on Election Day, you may still vote and have your vote counted by signing an affidavit of reasonable impediment (or “Photo ID Exception Form”) as to why you have not presented a valid photo ID. The Exception Form can also be used if you have a religious objection to being photographed or are a victim of a recently declared natural disaster.

As an alternative, if you don’t have your ID when you vote, you can still vote and then bring your valid photo ID to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the ninth day after Election Day (or the sixth day after Election Day for September or October local elections).

If you vote by mail, then you must include a photocopy of a valid photo ID when returning your ballot. You may also complete the Absentee Photo ID Exception Form that is provided with your absentee ballot materials.

A list of all types of ID that can be used for voting is available on the State Board of Elections Voter ID webpage. For information on how to get a free ID, see Get a Free Voter Photo ID.


FAQ: Voter ID

Ballots will be available to registered voters who will be 18 years old on, or before Election Day.