About Us

    Our office is responsible for conducting all elections held in Beaufort County. Locally, we administer State election laws. Our principal functions include establishing election precincts and voting sites, appointing and training precinct officials, preparing and distributing ballots, voting equipment, canvassing and certifying the ballots cast in elections, and investigating any voting irregularities. We maintain voter registration for Beaufort County and provide public information on voters and elections.

     

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    Each County in North Carolina has a Board of Elections. It is a five-person board which is appointed every two years by the State Board of Elections. Four members North Carolina General Statute 163-30 states “In every county of the State there shall be a county board of elections, to consist of three five persons of good moral character who are registered voters in the county in which they are to act. Members of county boards of elections shall be appointed by the State Board of Elections on the last Tuesday in June, and every two years thereafter, and their terms of office shall continue for two years from the specified date of appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified. Four members of county boards of elections shall be appointed by the State Board on the last Tuesday in June and every two years thereafter, and their terms of office shall continue for two years from the specified date of appointment and until their successors are appointed and qualified. One member of the county boards of elections shall be appointed by the Governor to be the chair of the county board on the last Tuesday in June and every two years thereafter, and that member's term of office shall continue for two years from the specified date of appointment and until a successor is appointed and qualified. Of the appointments by the State Board, not more than two members of the county board of elections shall belong to the same political party. (Appointments for the 2019 – 2021 Term were made in April 2019 and will not be repeated until June of 2021)

     

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    2019-2021 Board Members

    Thomas S. Payne III, Chairman

    John B. Tate, III, Secretary

    Alice Mills Sadler, Member

    Ranee Singleton, Member

    Jason Williams, Member

     

    Staff:

    Kellie Harris Hopkins, Director

    Anita Bullock Branch, Deputy Director

    Josh Jobe, Election Specialist