2019 Municipal Elections

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.

The polling place for precinct FP03 has changed and is now located at Kure Beach Town Hall. The address of the new polling place is 117 Settlers Ln., Kure Beach, NC 28449.

The polling place for precinct H04 has changed and is now located at College Park Elementary School. The address of the new polling place is 5001 Oriole Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403.

The polling place for precinct W26 has changed and is now located at Sunset Park Elementary School. The address of the new polling place is 613 Alabama Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401. 

The polling place for precinct W28 has changed and is now located at Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church. The address of the new polling place is 3801 Wilshire Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28403.

The polling place for precinct W30 has changed and is now located at Cape Fear Presbyterian Church. The address of the new polling place is 2606 Newkirk Ave., Wilmington, NC 28412.

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.

Absentee-By-Mail Voting

  • This method of voting requires you to complete an Absentee Ballot Request Form and submit the form to the New Hanover County Board of Elections Office. Once processed, you will receive the ballot in the mail for you to complete and return prior to the Absentee Ballot Deadline (Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 5 PM if returned by hand to BOE office or Friday, November 8, 2019 if returned by mail with a postmark dated on/before November 5.) A reason is not required to vote using this method and your ballot may be mailed anywhere in the world. Please click here for more information on the procedures for voting Absentee-By-Mail.

One-Stop Voting

  • Also known as “Early Voting”, One-Stop Absentee Voting allows you to cast an in-person ballot during an 18 day period prior to Election Day. One-Stop Voting allows for the flexibility to choose when and where you vote – normally with shorter lines and a quicker voting experience than that on Election Day. In addition to voting, those who missed the registration deadline but would still like to cast a ballot may do so during the One-Stop Voting period using the Same-Day Registration process. Click here to learn more about One-Stop Voting and to find your closest One-Stop site.

Election Day Voting

  • The most traditional method of voting is doing so on Election Day. Only 30 precincts are open on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 for Election Day Voting. This is the last chance that a person has to vote in the election. If you choose to vote on Election Day, you should present at the polling place that is specific to your voting precinct as noted on your voter registration record. 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.

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.

Click here for a list of the 30 precincts that will be open for the 2019 Municipal Elections.

Board of Elections: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 38 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7330 • Fax 910-798-7295