Municipal Elections

The Municipal Elections schedule is as follows:  Click here for Printable Municipal Election Schedule  

  • Town of Bridgeton with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 4 Commissioners  on two year terms with an election cycle every two years in even years
  • Town of Cove City with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 5 Aldermen on four year terms with an election cycle every four years in even years 
  • Town of Dover with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 5 Aldermen on two year terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 
  • City of Havelock with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of  Mayor and 5 Commissioners on four year staggered terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 
  • City of New Bern with Type 4 election method which is a nonpartisan election runoff election of Mayor and 6 Ward Aldermen on four year terms with an election cycle every four years in odd years
  • Town of River Bend with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of  Mayor  and 5 Council seats  on four year staggered terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 
  • Town of Trent Woods with  a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 3 Commissioners on two year terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 
  • Town of Vanceboro with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 5 Aldermen on four year terms with an election cycle every four years in odd years and does not allow absentee voting.
  • First Craven Sanitary District with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of 5 District member seats on four year staggered terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 

Election Dates:   CITY OF NEW BERN MUNICIPAL ELECTION  MAY, 17, 2022

                              IF RUNOFF IS REQUESTED, THE RUNOFF ELECTION WILL BE JULY 26, 2022

The following municipality has elections in odd years and will have a delayed election on May 17, 2022 due to census.

City of New Bern-Mayor and 6 Ward Aldermen seats                      2022 Candidates filed

FILING DATES CITY OF NEW BERN

•The filing period: is closed

For Early voting information and an absentee ballot request form, go to Absentee & 1 Stop Voting Information

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The following municipalities will have elections in even years starting November 8, 2022:

FILING DATES (CURRENTLY): Starts 12 noon July 1 and Ends 12 noon July 15, 2022 (Closed July 4, 2022)

Town of Bridgeton-Mayor and 4 Commissioner seats              Town of Dover-Mayor and 5 Aldermen seats

City of Havelock-Mayor and 2 Commissioner seats                 Town of River Bend-3 Councilmen seats

Town of Trent Woods-Mayor and 3 Commissioner seats          First Craven Sanitary District-2 District Member seats

The following municipality has elections in odd years and will have an election on November 7, 2023:

FILING DATES will be announced later but will be around first of July 2023

Town of Vanceboro-Mayor and 5 Aldermen seats  -Does not allow any type of Absentee voting

The following municipality will have the election in even years starting November 5, 2024:

Town of Cove City-Mayor and 5 Aldermen seats


For elections results, history statistics, reports, etc., visit the Voter Statistics and Data page.