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.
Early Voting Primary Election
- Date: 02/28/2020 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
One-Stop absentee (early) voting for the March 3, 2020 primary election begins on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at:
- Dare County Administration Building at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo
- Kill Devil Hills Town Hall at 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills
- Fessenden Center Annex at 47017 Buxton Back Road, Buxton
The sites are open Monday through Friday beginning February 13 through February 28, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The sites are closed Saturdays with the exception of Saturday, February 29, when they will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for the last day of early voting.
Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3 primary election.