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

Important election information

This notice provides valuable deadline and voter instruction information from the Pender County Board of Elections.

Pender County provides elections brochures and videos

BURGAW – Pender County Board of Elections released eight brochures and videos to provide accurate information in the elections process. These helpful brochures cover topics such as candidate information, voter registration, a voter guide, and an elections guide. “Using new, free animated software, we created a character named ELIN, which stands for Election Information,” Susan […]


The Pender County Board of Elections will meet at 6pm for the monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of every month unless otherwise posted. Additional Meetings are set for: Absentee Meeting October 05, 2021 @ 6pm, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 01 November 02 @ 2pm Sample Audit will be held November 04, […]

Board Of Elections Annex Hours

The Board of Elections will not be available at the Pender County Annex in Hampstead until further notice.

Visiting the Office

WE WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC MONDAY JULY 26, 2021! PLEASE BE ADVISED: We ask that the public ONLY ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR of the Election Office (except for anyone who needs to use the handicap accessible ramp located at the rear of the building)  Parking is available on the side of the […]

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