Voter Registration

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 You may register to vote in Dare County if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States; and
  • 18 years of age or older by the election; and
  • A legal resident of Dare County for 30 days by the date of the next election

To register to vote complete and return the NC Voter Registration Application to the Dare County Board of Elections Office. You may drop-off the form during normal business hours or mail your completed form to the mailing address below. 

Dare County Board of Elections Administrative Office
954 Marshall C. Collins Dr
Manteo, NC 27954
Open Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954

The North Carolina Voter Registration Application is available at the following locations: 


When you register, you will need to declare your party affiliation. You may register with any recognized party in the State of North Carolina which is Republican, Democrat, Unaffiliated, Green, Constitution or Libertarian.  Party affiliation determines the Primary in which you are eligible to vote.

An Unaffiliated voter is currently allowed to vote in the Democratic or Republican Primary. The individual party has the authority to permit Unaffiliated voters to vote in its primary. On election day the Unaffiliated voter must state the political party with which he affiliates and in whose primary he wishes to vote.