Welcome to the website of the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Whether you are a voter, candidate, or researcher, this website contains important information about elections in our state. The State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with overall responsibility for administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure in North Carolina. The State Board itself is composed of five members, appointed by the Governor.
The state’s 100 County Boards of Elections conduct local elections, operate voting sites, maintain voter registration lists and handle numerous aspects of election administration. The office of the State Board of Elections works in conjunction with County Board of Elections offices to ensure that elections are conducted lawfully and fairly.
Recent law changes that affect future elections: North Carolina House Bill 589 (Session Law 2013-381) will affect election dates, voting, and campaign finance matters in future elections. However, with very limited exceptions, these law changes do not directly affect how voting is conducted for the 2013 municipal elections. The office of the State Board of Elections is currently compiling materials to inform the public about how the law changes will affect elections in 2014 and beyond. Information about voter ID requirements.