Hurricane Ian Update

New Hanover County is no longer under any storm watches or warnings. Visit EmergencyNHC.com for more information.

New Hanover County services and attractions will resume normal operations on Saturday, October 1. Learn more here.


Under the Board’s authority, responsibilities of the elections administration include canvassing of returns, certification of abstracts and certificates for elected offices.   All candidate filings, campaign finance compliance, voter registration, programming and maintenance of voting equipment are directed through this office.

The department also establishes all election precincts and is responsible for recruiting and training precinct officials, providing voter outreach and education to the citizens of New Hanover County and keeping the public informed of all conduct relating to elections.

  • Rae Hunter-Havens
    Elections Director
    Phone: 910-798-7287
  • Caroline Dawkins
    Elections Deputy Director
    Training and Voter Education
    Phone: (910) 798-7203
  • Vacant
    Elections Database and Systems Specialist
    Voting Systems and Database Management
    Phone: 910-798-7288
  • Jessica O'Neill
    Elections Program and Outreach Coordinator
    Outreach and Recruitment
    Phone: 910-798-7289
  • Jenna Dahlgren
    Elections Logistics Coordinator
    In-Person Voting Site Logistics and Supply Management
    Phone: 798-7339
  • Denise Brown
    Elections Compliance Specialist
    Campaign Finance
    Phone: 910-742-7607
  • Gina Herring
    Elections Specialist
    Voter Registration
    Phone: 910-798-7292
  • Beth Pugh
    Elections Specialist
    Absentee By Mail Voting and Voter Registration
    Phone: 910-798-7048
  • Joan Geiszler-Ludlum
    Elections Administrative Technician
    Campaign Finance and Elections Support
    Phone: 910-798-7580
Board of Elections: 1241A Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405 • Phone 910-798-7330 • Fax 910-798-7295
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