Board of Elections
Candidate filing for 2024 Elections begins December 4, 2023.
Candidate filing for most contests in the 2024 elections begins at noon on Monday, December 4, 2023 and ends at noon on Friday, December 15, 2023.
To see a list of candidates who have filed for the Primary Election in March, please follow this link.
View an official notice of an election to be conducted in Onslow County on March 5, 2024.
An Election Notice will be prepared not later than 100 days before a regularly scheduled election that permits absentee voting, and as soon as practicable in the case of an election or vacancy election not regularly scheduled.
All Board meetings are held at the Onslow County Board of Elections office located at: 246 Georgetown Road, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Next Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 5:30PM
The Board of Elections provides free, open, honest and professionally managed election services to our community. This office has the responsibility of protecting the will of the people, protecting democracy and establishing fairness and equity for all in the process of self governance.
Board members are sworn in every odd year. They serve two year terms. There are always five members, with no more than three being from the same party. The party chairs nominate persons to serve on the board, and then the State Board of Elections appoints the members. The five board members vote between themselves who will be Secretary.
- Jason Dedmond, Director
- Mike Morgan, Chairman
- John Moore, Secretary
- Stephanie Moser, Board Member
- Marcia Wright, Board Member
- Roy Herrick, Board Member
Notice About Photo ID Requirement for Voting
Voters will now be asked to present a valid photo identification when voting in person. If you do not have a valid photo ID card, you may obtain one from your county board of elections prior to the election, through the end of the early voting period.
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 (or “Photo ID Exception Form”) as to why you have not presented a valid photo ID. The Exception Form can also be used if you have a religious objection to being photographed or are a victim of a recently declared natural disaster.
As an alternative, if you don’t have your ID when you vote, you can still vote and then bring your valid photo ID to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the ninth day after Election Day (or the sixth day after Election Day for September or October local elections).
If you vote by mail, then you must include a photocopy of a valid photo ID when returning your ballot. You may also complete the Absentee Photo ID Exception Form that is provided with your absentee ballot materials.
A list of all types of ID that can be used for voting is available on the State Board of Elections Voter ID webpage. For information on how to get a free ID, see Get a Free Voter Photo ID.