The ballot received when you vote is determined based on the jurisdictional information that corresponds with your residential address. Once sample ballots for the 2021 Municipal Elections become available you will find them here. To determine which ballot you will receive once sample ballots are made available, click here.
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 – Friday, October 8, 2021. 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 Thursday, October 14 through Saturday, October 30, 2021 (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.
Provisional Voting is a fail-safe voting method that is available to any voter at One-Stop Voting and on Election Day when there is a question of that person’s eligibility to vote. For more information about provisional voting in North Carolina please access the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.
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.
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.
A list of the 30 precincts that will be open for the 2021 Municipal Elections will be added here once it has become available.
To view the full election calendar, please click here.