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. New county board of elections member sworn in

    CARTERET COUNTY, NC – The Carteret County Board of Elections has a new member. Read on...
  2. Candidate filing for Harkers Island Sanitary District

    Candidate filing for Harkers Island Sanitary District will begin at noon on Friday, July 1 and end at noon on Friday, July 15 at the Carteret County Board of Elections, 1702 Live Oak Street, Suite 200, Beaufort. Read on...
  3. Candidate Filing for Carteret County Soil and Water Conservation District

    Candidate filing for Carteret County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor will begin at noon on Monday, June 13 and end at noon on Friday, July 1 at the Carteret County Board of Elections, 1702 Live Oak Street, Suite 200, Beaufort. Read on...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
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