One-Stop Voting

The One-Stop voting location traditionally located at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center has been moved to the Pine Valley Library, located at 3802 S. College Road, due to planned renovations of the Senior Resource Center facility.

If you choose to vote by the One-Stop absentee method, you simply appear in person at one of the One-Stop voting locations. One-Stop begins on the third Thursday before an election and ends on the Saturday before the election. One-Stop voting allows voters an opportunity to vote when it best suits individual schedules. At the voting location, you will vote much like you would on Election Day. The difference is you will be required to complete and sign an absentee request application prior to voting. Afterwards, you will be directed to the voting machine to cast your ballot. Once you have submitted your application and executed the process of voting, the county board of elections will review your application and either approve or deny the submission.

Same-Day Registration

Persons who are not registered in a county may register to vote during the one-stop early voting period. This process is called “Same-Day Registration” and it is permitted under state law.

To use same-day registration, a person must complete a voter registration application and show an election official proof of residential address in the county.  This “proof of address” may consist of a current and valid photo ID or a document showing the name and current address of the applicant. To be current, the document must be the most recent version or at least dated within three (3) months of the date it is presented to an election official. Copies of acceptable “name and current address” documents are permissible. It is also permissible for a voter to present an electronic or online version of a “name and current address” document, as long as the document is obtained from the original source (e.g., e-Bills from utility companies, electronic bank statements, electronic earnings statement from employer, etc.) and shows his or her current name and address.

Within two business days of the person’s registration, the county board of elections will verify the person’s driver license or social security number, update the voter registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and proceed to verify the registrant’s address by mail. The registrant’s vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that the registrant is not qualified to vote.

One-Stop Hours and Locations

Information regarding One-Stop Hours and locations for future elections will be posted once they have been approved by the New Hanover County Board of Elections and the North Carolina State Board of Elections. If you have any questions, please contact the New Hanover County Board of Elections at 910-798-7330.


Additional Sites
Cape Fear Community College- Health Sciences Building
415 N. 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Carolina Beach Town Hall- Police Training Room
1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Northeast Regional Library- David E. Paynter Room
1241 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405
Pine Valley Library- Osprey/Pelican Rooms
3802 S. College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412
Board of Elections: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 38 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7330 • Fax 910-798-7295