Board of Elections

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Welcome to the Carteret County Board of Elections! The Board of Elections conducts all federal, state, county, municipal, and special elections in accordance with federal and state law and State Board of Elections policy. Our mission is to maintain the integrity of elections, ensure election results are accurate, and include as many residents as possible by encouraging voter registration and making it easy for registered voters to cast a ballot for the candidates and issues of their choice.

Responsibilities of the Board of Elections

Each county in North Carolina has a Board of Elections. It is a five-person bipartisan board appointed every two years by the State Board of Elections. Four members are appointed by the State Board of Elections and the Chair is appointed by the Governor. County Board officials take an oath and begin their two-year terms on the third Monday in July in odd-numbered years. The Board administers, locally, State election laws. Principal functions include establishing election precincts and voting sites; appointing and training precinct officials; preparing and distributing ballots and voting equipment; canvassing and certifying the ballots cast in elections; and investigating any voting irregularities. It maintains voter registration, voting records, and provides information on voters and elections.