Board of Elections

Voters will now be asked to present a valid photo identification when voting in person.
Details here
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About the Board

The Board of Elections consists of five members that are appointed every two years. Two Democrats, two Republicans, and a Chair (that is appointed by the Governor) have legal and moral responsibility for protecting the will of the people and establishing fairness and equity for all in the process of self governance. This department is the first step in providing efficient, fair, and open elections and has the overall responsibility for the administration of voter registration, the electoral process, and campaign finance disclosure. 

Board Meetings

Regular monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 2 pm in the Board of Elections One-Stop/Training Room in the Craven County Government Administration building located at 406 Craven Street in New Bern. 



Next Business Meeting: 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024Absentee Board Meeting
5:00 PM
Monday, March 4, 2024Pre Election Day Abs. Board Meeting
5:00 PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2024Election Day Abs. Board Meeting
5:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2024CANVASS
11:00 AM

If you would like to be put on the agenda to speak please follow the Public Agenda Policy (located below), requests have to be made 48 hours before the scheduled meeting.

Current Board Members (2023-2025)       

  • Chair:  Zeda B. Trice, Democrat
  • Democrat Member: Edward R. Dzioba, Secretary
  • Democrat Member: Ronnie D. Lovick
  • Republican Member:  Brian J. Gatchel
  • Republican Member:  Matthew P. Schwob

FILING FOR OFFICE begins for:
Soil and Water - June 10, 2024 at noon thru July 5, 2024 at noon
Municipalities and 1st Craven Sanitary District - July 5, 2024 at noon thru
July 19, 2024 at noon

 Next Election Date:
March 5, 2024 

Polls on open at 6:30 am and close at 7:30 pm

You must vote at your assigned precinct based on your residential address to receive your correct ballot.

ANY FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE POSTED HERE

VOTER HISTORY: HISTORY IN ANY ELECTION IS NOT SEEN ON YOUR VOTER RECORD UNTIL AFTER THE COUNTY HAS HAD THEIR CANVASS MEETING FOR THE ELECTION.

Results from previous Elections can be viewed at the

NC State Board of Elections website