The Board of Elections has the legal and moral responsibility for protecting the will of the people; protecting democracy as a concept and form of government; and for establishing fairness and equity for all in the process of self governance. This department is the first step in democracy by providing efficient, fair, and open elections. The Board of Elections has the overall responsibility for administration of voter registration, the electoral process, and campaign finance disclosure.

Phone: 910-259-1220
Fax: 910-259-1269
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm ~ Monday-Friday

Office Staff
Director: Susan Williams
Deputy Director: Linda A. LaVere
Election Technician: Theressa E. Lewis

Board Members
Chair: Russell Fawcett
Secretary: L. Bryan Smith
Member: Barbara Melluso
Member:  Collin Smith
Member: Jeffery R. Trout

Board of Elections News

Pender County Board of Elections warns of voter registration scam

State Board Investigating Possible Text Messaging Scam Raleigh, N.C. – The State Board of Elections is investigating a possible scam targeting North Carolinians with unsolicited text messages regarding their voter registration status or asking them to register to vote. Recipients of the text messages should not click on the link embedded in the text and […]


PLEASE BE ADVISED: Pender County Board Of Elections will continue to provide normal services to citizens of Pender County, however, at this time public entrance to the office is restricted. A drop box is located at the front door for anyone who wishes to drop off a voter registration form or Information request. Any Voter […]

2020 Primary Sample Ballots

Please click the links below to access sample ballots. Constitution Sample Ballots by Precinct Democratic Sample Ballots by Precinct Green Sample Ballots by Precinct Libertarian Sample Ballots by Precinct Republican Sample Ballots by Precinct


“Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.”


DUE to COVID-19 Pender County Board of Elections will host a telephonic meeting April 14 at 6pm. A link to listen in will be made available to the public.    

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