This page has everything that you need to know regarding the 2018 Statewide General Election. Please review each tab to ensure that you understand your options and are prepared for voting during the election.
The voter registration deadline in New Hanover County has been extended to Monday, October 15, 2018 to provide additional assistance to those affected by Hurricane Florence. All voter registration forms are due by 5PM on Monday, October 15. If a voter misses the voter registration deadline but would still like to register, they may do so at any of the five One-Stop “Early Voting” locations in New Hanover County beginning on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
The ballot received when you vote is determined based on the jurisdictional information that corresponds with your residential address. To determine which ballot you will receive, please click here. All sample ballots for New Hanover County are located below.
Prior to voting in any election it is important to confirm that you are a registered voter and that your voter registration contains all of your most recent information. Your voter registration record should accurately reflect full name, address and party affiliation in order to ensure a quick and efficient Election Day experience. You may check the status of your voter registration by clicking here.
If you would like to register to vote for the first time or update your registration profile, please print, complete and sign a voter registration application and return it to the New Hanover County Board of Elections office prior to the voter registration deadline – Monday, October 15, 2018. If you miss the voter registration deadline but would like to register to vote prior to the general election, you may do so by completing the Same-Day Registration process at any of the One-Stop Voting sites throughout New Hanover County. Same-Day Registration allows a person to register and vote at the same time at a One-Stop Site. You are not allowed to complete the Same-Day Registration process and vote on Election Day. One-Stop Voting runs from Wednesday, October 17 through Saturday, November 3, 2018 (Specific dates, times and locations coming soon.) For more information on the Same-Day Registration process, please click here.
There are three voting options in North Carolina in which a voter may choose to cast their ballot.
It is important to know the differences of where you can cast a ballot during the election.
If you plan to vote during the One-Stop Voting period, you can present at any of the One-Stop sites around New Hanover County (One-Stop site information coming soon), no matter where in the county you are registered to vote.
If you plan to vote on Election Day, you must present to vote in the precinct in which you are registered. If you present at any precinct other than your own to vote, you will be directed to your correct polling place or be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot which may slow your Election Day experience. To find out where you should vote on Election Day, please click here.
To view the full election calendar, please click here.