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|
|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.
- Date: 11/05/2019 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
A Nonpartisan Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 in the Towns of Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Nags Head and Southern Shores to elect officials. The polls will be open for voting on November 5th from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dare County municipal elections are non-partisan plurality elections. The candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected.
Registration: All voters registered within their Municipality are eligible to vote in these elections. Residents of the municipality who are not registered to vote must register by Friday, October 11, 2019. A voter who has moved or made any changes since the last election must notify the Board of Elections of the change by the same date. A person may register to vote at the Board of Elections office at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday. You may also receive a registration form at any branch of the Dare County Library or any Town Hall during regular business hours. Alternatively, you may register and, if eligible, then vote at any one-stop site in your county of residence. You must provide documentation of your residence in order to register at a one-stop site.