Board Members

Board Structure

Per Session Law 2018-146, county boards of elections in North Carolina are composed of five appointed members.  Four members are appointed by the NC State Board of Elections: two Democrats and two Republicans.  The Chair is appointed by the Governor.  The Board is responsible for the administration of Elections and Related Laws and Rules of North Carolina.  The Director, upon recommendation of the Board, is appointed by the State to advise and provide administrative oversight of the elections department. To see additional information on board meetings, please click here.

Responsibilities

The Board is responsible for conducting all federal, state, and local elections held within the County and delegated to perform duties as may be prescribed by N.C. General Statutes Chapter 163A, or by the rules, orders, and directives of the State Board of Elections.  The Board appoints all chief judges, judges, assistants, and other officers of elections and is responsible for investigating irregularities, nonperformance of duties, and violations of laws by election officers and other persons.

  • Oliver Carter III
    Chair

    Bio: Coming Soon.

    Email: Coming Soon

  • Russ C. Bryan
    Member

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    Email: rbryan@nhcgov.com

  • Lyana G. Hunter
    Member

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  • Bruce Kemp
    Member

    Bruce Kemp joins the New Hanover County Board of Elections with decades of IT experience ranging from computer programmer/analyst to manager and consultant with a retailer, Price Waterhouse and Reynolds Metals. This experience, alongside his Mathematics degree from Davidson College and MBA from the College of William and Mary has prepared him to serve well on multiple boards. Having previously served as an Election Chief/ Assistant Chief (Judge) from 2009 to 2019 in Fairfax County Virginia, Bruce co-authored an inside poll-watcher guide used by multiple jurisdictions. Bruce served years as a legislative aide for a Virginia state senator, as a General Assembly lobbyist, and he and his wife Jody have been involved in state and local campaigns. The Kemps have two sons, Jack and Chris, and four grandchildren.

    Email: Coming Soon

  • Derrick R. Miller
    Secretary

    Derrick R. Miller joins the New Hanover County Board of Elections for his second term. Derrick grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2008, after graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, majoring in German at Davidson College, earning his Ph.D. in German literature from UNC Chapel Hill, and teaching at Duke University, he relocated to Wilmington. Currently, he teaches German at UNC Wilmington, chairs the Department of World Languages and Cultures, and serves as a UNCW elected delegate to the UNC Faculty Assembly. Derrick is member of St. James Episcopal Church, and is actively involved with a number of community organizations, including serving as treasurer of Stonewall Sports Wilmington, and has adopted and fostered dogs from Carolina Basset Hound Rescue. And, as a local activist, Derrick has advocated for the North Carolina State Constitution’s guarantee of free elections.

    Email: dmiller@nhcgov.com

     

     

Board of Elections: 1241A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405 • Phone 910-798-7330 • Fax 910-798-7295
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