Election Information

March 5, 2024 Primary Election Schedule  
Absentee Voting By Mail Begins January 19
Deadline for Voter Registration (Last day to change party affiliation) February 9  5PM
Deadline for Incomplete Registrations February 14  5PM
Last Day to Request Absentee Ballot by Mail February 27  5PM
Primary Election Day (Voters Must Vote at Their Precinct) March 5  6:30AM-7:30PM
UOCAVA Electronic Absentee Ballots Must be Returned to the County Board of Elections Office March 5  7:30PM
Civilian Absentee Ballot Received by Mail March 5  7:30PM
Military Absentee Ballot Received by Mail March 14  5PM
Canvass March 15

One-stop (Early Voting) Dates & Times

February 15-16 8AM-7:30PM
February 17 8AM-3PM
February 19-23 8AM-7:30PM
February 24 8AM-3PM
February 26 - March 1 8AM-7:30PM
March 2 8AM-3PM

One-stop (Early Voting) Locations

Board of Elections Office
246 Georgetown Rd
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Commons Recreation Center
100 Recreation Ln
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Onslow County Museum 
301 S. Wilmington St
Richlands, NC 28574
Sneads Ferry Branch Library 
1330 Hwy 210
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
Swansboro Recreation Center
830 Main St Ext
Swansboro, NC 28584

What Do I Need To Vote?

For more information on voter ID requirements, please visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections page. 

Where Do I Vote? 

Your precinct number and polling place are listed on your voter registration card. To vote on election day, go to the precinct listed on your registration card.

If you need driving instructions to your precinct please call 910-455-4484 for further assistance. 

How Does the Voting Process Work?

When you enter the polling place, you will begin at a station where poll workers look up your name in a book to make sure you are registered to vote. You will be required to verbally state your name and current address (and party affiliation if it is a partisan primary). The poll worker will verify that you are registered to vote at the address stated.

After confirming this information, the poll worker will issue a form that you will take to a second station. At this station, you will exchange the form for a ballot. The ballot will contain contests that match the jurisdictions of your residence address.

You will carry your ballot to a voting booth and mark your choices by filling in bubbles with the ink pen provided. Poll workers will be available to assist you if you have questions.

After marking your ballot, you will place it into an optical scanner. The machine will read and count your choices, then it will store your ballot in a locked bin under the scanner.

What Times Are Polls Open? 

 Polls are open from 6:30AM - 7:30PM on election day.