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Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at darenc.com/entry.   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 

 

Earn Money while performing your civic duty. The Dare County Board of Elections is accepting applications for poll workers. Click here to apply.

At this time, access to the Dare County Board of Elections office is restricted to staff only but remains open for contact by phone, email or fax. 

To register to vote, change address, name or party affiliation please download a North Carolina Voter Registration Application at https://www.darenc.com/departments/elections/register-to-vote.  Complete and sign the application and mail it to:

Dare County Board of Elections
PO Box 1000
Manteo NC 27954

 

If you have questions or need additional information, visit    https://www.darenc.com/departments/board-of-elections  contact the Elections office at 252-475-5630 or 252-475-5631 or email us at elections@darenc.com

 

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.

 

Voter ID will NOT be required in the March 2020 Election.  For more information about this change  http://ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID

FILING FOR OFFICE

For the most current information on candidate filing, to include Fact Sheets, Candidate Guides, fee schedules, etc., please visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections Candidate Filing page. 

Filing for the 2020 General Election contests closed at noon on Friday, December 20, 2019. 

Please note, Soil & Water Conservation Office Supervisor filing will be held at noon on Monday,  June 8 and conclude at noon on Thursday,  July 2, 2020.

2020 Primary Election - Frequently Asked Question

 Party Affiliation  Party Ballot
 Democrat Democratic 
 Republican Republican 
 Green Green 
 Constitution Constitution 
Libertarian  Libertarian 
 Unaffiliated Democratic OR Republic OR Libertarian 

 

At this time, the Constitution Party and the Green Party have closed their Primary to Unaffiliated voters.

The deadline to change your party affiliation is by 5:00 p.m. on February 7, 2020. You may NOT change your party on Election Day.

Visit the NCSBE at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ to check your voter registration information.

ELECTIONS CALENDAR

Absentee Voting by Mail Begins

Absentee-by-mail voting is fairly self-explanatory. A voter fills out a request form for an absentee ballot, then mails it to their county board of election. The BOE will process the form and mail the voter a ballot, which the voter should complete, have witnessed, and mail back in.

Any registered North Carolina voter may request an absentee ballot by mail. No excuse is needed to vote by absentee. To request an absentee ballot, complete the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form. The Absentee Ballot Request Form may only be signed by the voter or a voter’s near relative or legal guardian. According to the law, a "near relative" can be any of the following: a spouse, a sibling, a parent, a grandparent, a child, a grandchild, a mother-in-law, a father-in-law, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, a stepparent, or a stepchild of the voter.

A completed Absentee Ballot Request Form may be scanned and emailed, faxed, or mailed to the Dare County Board of Elections. If you are a registered voter in Dare County,  submit the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form to the Dare County Board of Elections Office no later than 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the date of the election. This form may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered in person. The status of your absentee request may also be checked on the North Carolina Board of Elections website. 

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