It is the mission of the Dare County Board of Elections to provide fair, open, honest and professionally managed election services to our community. The Board of Elections has responsibility for safeguarding the will of the people, protecting democracy, and for establishing fairness and equity for all in the process of self-governance. 

The right to vote is one of the most fundamental liberties we enjoy as Americans. It is also one of our greatest civic responsibilities. Make freedom count. Please register and vote! 

This site has been established to provide you with non-partisan information concerning elections and the political process in Dare County.

                         7/28/2017  2017 Municipal UOCAVA Election Notice 

Filing for Nonpartisan Municipal Elections 2017

Click here to view Candidate List Grouped by Contest

Candidates seeking election to non-partisan municipal offices may file a Notice of Candidacy at the office of the Dare County Board of Elections.  Any qualified voter, who is at least 21 years of age, may be elected to a public office.  For a municipal office, the candidate must also be a registered voter in the municipality or municipal district.  The Dare County Board of Elections will conduct the non-partisan municipal elections on Tuesday - November 7, 2017.

The filing period begins at 12:00 noon on Friday - July 7, 2017.  The filing period will close at 12:00 noon on Friday - July 21, 2017.  To be accepted, all Notices of Candidacy, together with the proper filing fee, must be in the possession of the Dare County Board of Elections by 12:00 noon on Friday - July 21, 2017.

Municipal candidates will be elected as follows:


  • 5 Councilmen (two-year term)


  • 1 Mayor  (two-year term)
  • 2  Commissioners  (four-year term)


  • 1 Mayor (four-year term)
  • 2 Councilmen (four-year term)


  • 1 Mayor (two-year term)
  • 3 Commissioners (four-year term)


  • 1 Mayor (four-year term)
  • 2 Commissioners  (four-year term)


  • 1 Mayor (four-year term)
  • 1 Councilmen (four-year term)

Registration books close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday - October 13, 2017, for the 2017 nonpartisan municipal elections.  The Elections Office is open Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).  If you have any questions concerning filing or voter registration, please call the Elections Office at 252-475-5630.