This page has everything that you need to know regarding the 2019 Municipal Elections. Please review each tab to ensure that you understand your options and are prepared for voting during the election.
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. During a municipal election, your voter registration record should accurately reflect full name and address. Your party affiliation does not impact the ballot that you receive during municipal elections. 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 – Friday, October 11, 2019. If you miss the voter registration deadline but would like to register to vote prior to the municipal elections, you may do so by completing the Same-Day Registration process during the One-Stop Voting period. 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 16 through Saturday, November 2, 2019 (Specific dates, times and location(s) 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), regardless of 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.
Please be aware that only voters who live within municipal boundaries all eligible to vote in municipal elections. Voters residing in the county will not have an eligible ballot style available.