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About Board of Elections

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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 Dare County Board of Elections ensures that elections are free, fair, accurate, convenient and accessible to all voters in Dare County. The Board of Elections is governed by a five-member board appointed by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. 


Michele Barnes, Director
Jackie Tillett, Deputy Director


  • Sandy Semans Ross, (D) - Chair
    133 Bayview Drive
    Stumpy Point, NC 27978
  • Jim Clark, (R) Member
    302 W Clark Street
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • James Cofield,  (D) Secretary 
    PO Box 8337
    Duck, NC 27949
  • Ken Bukantas, (R) Member
    288 Wax Myrtle Trail
    Southern Shores, NC 27949
  • Judy Lotas, (D) Member
    118 Jay Crest Road
    Duck, NC 27949


The Board of Elections meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 10:00 AM (unless otherwise posted). Meetings are held in the Board of Elections Conference Room in the Dare County Administration Building at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC,

You may email the Director of Dare County Board of Elections with questions regarding monthly Board meetings.

View a video of the May 13, 2020 Dare County Board of Elections meeting on Dare County's YouTube Channel at YouTube.Com/DareCounty.

07/28/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM