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

The Pender County GIS department created a user-friendly map to locate Nov. 3 polling places as well as current early voting locations. Click here.

A message from Karen Brinson Bell to NC Voters

RALEIGH, N.C. – The following is a message to North Carolina voters from Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections: It is illegal to vote twice in an election. N.C.G.S. § 163-275(7) makes it a Class I felony for a voter, “with intent to commit a fraud to register […]

ATTENTION: Pender County Voting Options

North Carolina offers several options to Vote, you may: Vote by Mail- request an absentee by mail ballot, the ballot will be mailed to the address you choose and after sealing the completed ballot in the return envelope and completing the back portion of the envelope. You may (1) mail the ballot back to the […]

State Elections Board Offers Guidance for Students Voting by Mail

RALEIGH, N.C. – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, students at colleges and universities who choose to vote by mail should request that their ballot be sent to an address where they know they will receive it. “We want to ensure all eligible voters have the information they need to successfully cast their ballot in this important […]

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., […]

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