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 announces early voting sites

BURGAW – There will be five One Stop early voting stations in Pender County, the Pender County Board of Elections announced today. “One Stop means a resident may register and vote in the same visit,” said Susan Williams, Pender County Board of Elections director. The five locations are: Cooperative Extension Auditorium 801 S. Walker St., […]

Statement to voters about election-related mailers, text messages, and phone calls

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina elections officials are responding to many voters’ questions and concerns about mass mailings, text messages, phone calls and home visits by political and advocacy groups. View a video of Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell discussing this issue. Many ongoing outreach efforts by third parties urge residents to request absentee by-mail […]

Board Of Elections Annex Hours

The Board of Elections will have a staff member available at the Pender County Annex in Hampstead on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am – 4 pm. We will be located in the conference room to the right as soon as you enter the front door.


“Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the upcoming 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.”

Visiting the Office

PLEASE BE ADVISED: As Stay at Home orders are lifted, we ask that the public only enter through the front doors of the Election Office.  Parking is available on the side of the building.  Pender County Board Of Elections will continue to provide normal services to citizens of Pender County. Any Voter who needs to […]

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