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 the 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: Theressa E. Lewis

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

Board of Elections News

Misinformation about North Carolina elections

Pender County Board of Elections wishes to assure our voters that we are aware of misinformation about elections in NC. We want you to know that We do not use Clarity Elections Suite in Pender nor is it used in any county or the state of North Carolina. NC did use Clarity for election night […]


The following is a list of Pender County polling places and a description of each buffer zone concerning Election Day electioneering.  As designated by G.S. 163-166.4(a), Pender County board of elections shall, where practical, set the limit at 50 feet from the door of entrance to the voting place, measured when that door is closed, […]

Pender County Board of Elections shares updated district maps

The district maps for the upcoming election have been released. The Pender County Board of Elections offers a wide array of informational brochures and exhibits to explain how elections work. Be sure to visit their website or the office on S. Walker St.

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