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   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.

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


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 to check your voter registration information.


Early Voting

  • Date: 04/18/2019 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM  

One-stop absentee voting (commonly known as "early voting") allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. Unlike on Election Day, when registered voters can only vote at their specific precinct, one-stop voting allows registered voters to vote at any one-stop absentee voting site in the county. One-stop sites will have all the ballot styles for a given election at each site. 

When you present to vote at a one-stop site, you may change your name or address, if it needs to be updated.

Curbside voting is offered at all Dare County polling places. To be eligible for curbside voting, you must be unable to enter the polling place due to age or physical disability. Look for the call bells near the polling place entrance labeled "Curbside Voting." Poll workers will walk to your car when you park in one of the designated spaces to attend to your voting needs. 
For the April 30, 2019 Congressional Primary, one-stop absentee (early) voting will be available at the following locations:
  • Dare County Administration Building located at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
  • Thomas A. Baum Senior Center located at 300 Mustian Street, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Fessenden Center Annex on Hatteras Island located at 47017 Buxton Back Road, Buxton, NC 27920
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