Early voting gets underway Thursday for the November 2023 municipal elections in towns and cities across North Carolina, and will be the first elections for mayor and town councils/commissioners where a photo ID is required to cast a ballot in person.
All registered voters will be allowed to vote with or without a photo ID card, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections.
If you do not have a valid photo ID card, you may obtain one from your county Board of Elections office through the end of the early voting period, which runs from October 19, 2023 through November 4, 2023.
If you do not have a valid photo ID card on Election Day, you may still vote and have your vote counted by signing an affidavit of reasonable impediment as to why you have not presented a valid photo ID.
Early voting for the November elections in Hertford and Winfall takes place at the Perquimans County Board of Elections office, in Edenton at the Chowan County Board of Elections office, and Columbia at the Tyrrell County Board of Elections office. Elizabeth City held its municipal election in October.
Voters who live in Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo can cast a ballot during the early voting period from Thursday, Oct. 19 to Saturday, Nov. 4 at two locations:
- Dare County Administrative Offices, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Kill Devil Hills Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. 3 p.m.
More information about those six town elections can be found on the Dare County Board of Elections webpage.
Meet the candidates running in the Dare County towns
Candidate forums, hosted by the Dare County League of Women Voters, were held earlier this fall. Click here for the list of candidates running in the six Dare County towns