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

May 17, 2022 Primary One Stop Daily Totals

One Stop – Annex at Hampstead 04/28/22 – 167                   total = 167 04/29/22 – 143                   total = 310 05/02/22 – 154                   total = 464 05/03/22 –  200                   total = 664 05/04/22 – 137                     total = 801 05/05/22 – 164                […]

In-person early voting starts April 28

Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period begins Thursday, April 28, and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The State Board of Elections offers the following 10 tips for early voters: Voters may cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county. For sites and hours in all 100 […]


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, […]

10 Things to Know as NC Primary Election Season Begins

10 Things to Know as NC Primary Election Season Begins   Raleigh, N.C. — This week, county boards of elections across North Carolina began sending absentee-by-mail ballots to registered voters who requested them for the May 17 primary and certain municipal elections. The following are 10 things to know as the 2022 mid-term primary election […]

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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