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.

  1. One-Stop Early Voting starts Thursday

    CARTERET COUNTY, NC – One-stop absentee voting for the 2022 statewide primary begins in Carteret County on Thursday, April 28, running through Saturday, May 14. Voters may vote at any of the three locations located around Carteret County. Read on...
  2. NCSBE: Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for May 17 Primary and Municipal Elections

    Raleigh, N.C. - The regular voter registration deadline is Friday, April 22 for North Carolinians who want to vote on Primary Election Day, May 17, or by mail. Read on...
  3. NCSBE: Voters Be Ready: Mass Mailings Have Begun

    Raleigh, N.C. - A number of voter advocacy and political organizations have begun to send mass mailings to voters and prospective voters across North Carolina as the 2022 statewide primary election approaches. Read on...
  4. NCSBE: Ballot Tracking Available Again for Absentee-By-Mail Voters

    Raleigh, N.C. - Absentee-by-mail voters in North Carolina will be able to track the status of their ballots for the May 17 statewide primary election. Read on...
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