Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I make changes to my registration?
There are several ways an existing voter can make changes to their voter registration record.
- What are my options if I missed the voter registration deadline?
If a resident has lived in Brunswick County for 30 days prior to the election and misses the voter registration deadline, they may go to any early voting site to register and vote the same day. The individual will be required to provide acceptable proof of residence before they can become registered. The Notice to Same Day Registrants (PDF) provides more details, including a list of acceptable proof of residence documents. Same-day registration is only available during one-stop early voting; it is not available on election day.
- How do I remove my registration or that of a deceased person?
To remove your own registration, use the Voter Registration Cancellation Form (PDF).
To remove a voter due to death, please download and complete the Notification of Deceased Voter Form (PDF). This form may only be completed by a near relative or personal representative of the deceased voter's estate.
Either of these forms can be returned to our office via mail, faxed to 910-253-2618, or by email to the Board of Elections.
- How do I know what contests and candidates are on my ballot?
Once sample ballots are available for an election, you can find yours by looking up your voter record. You can also obtain a copy of your sample ballot on our website or by calling our office and asking that we mail one to you. You may mark your sample ballot ahead of time and carry it into the voting booth with you.
- Where do I find qualifications and platforms of the candidates?
The Board of Elections provides a list of filed candidates along with campaign finance information. Please note that our office does not compile additional information about these candidates. To learn more, you can:
- Check your sample ballot in your voter record to identify candidates on your ballot.
- Explore alternative sources such as internet searches, social media, local media outlets, and political parties for more insights.
- Can I vote in the municipal election?
To be eligible to vote in a municipal election, the voter must live in that municipality for at least 30 days before Election Day.
Section 2 of the NC Constitution provides that you must reside in an election district for 30 days preceding an election to be entitled to vote. Because those in unincorporated areas do not reside in a municipal district, they are not eligible to vote in that district.