Early voting for North Carolina’s second Primary Election begins April 25

Early voting for North Carolina’s 2024 statewide second primary election—which will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 for the Republican candidates running for the offices of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and North Carolina Auditor only—will begin on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Also known as a runoff election, a second primary election is held when no candidate from the primary election (which was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024) reaches the percentage of votes required (30 percent) to be named their political party’s nominee for the General Election in November.

Early Voting:

Early voting for North Carolina’s 2024 statewide second primary election will be held from Thursday, April 25, 2024 to Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the following three locations:

  • Dare County Administration Building (954 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo, NC)
  • Kill Devil Hills Town Hall (102 Town Hall Drive in Kill Devil Hills, NC)
  • Fessenden Center Annex (47017 Buxton Back Road in Buxton, NC)

Early voting hours for all of the locations listed above are as follows: 

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 and Friday, April 26, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Weekdays: Monday, April 29, 2024 to Friday, May 10, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

During early voting, voters may cast a ballot at any of the three early voting sites in Dare County.

Voting on Election Day:

On the day of the second primary election (Tuesday, May 14, 2024), voters must vote at their assigned polling place, and all polling places in Dare County will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To find your assigned polling location, please visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections website, where you can search by address or precinct.

Important Notice for Hatteras Precinct Voters:

The Dare County Board of Elections reminds voters within the Hatteras Precinct that the polling location on Election Day only (Tuesday, May 14, 2024)* for the 2024 statewide second primary election has temporarily changed. The polling location for voters in the Hatteras Precinct will be moved from the Hatteras Civic Center (56658 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras, NC) to the Hatteras Community Building (57689 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras, NC) due to a scheduling conflict with the annual Hatteras Village Offshore Open fishing tournament.

*Voters will return to the Hatteras Civic Center for voting on Election Day for the General Election (Tuesday, November 5, 2024).

Candidates for the 2024 Second Primary Election:

During the 2024 statewide second primary election, eligible voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes for the following Republican candidates who are running for the offices of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor and North Carolina Auditor.

Screenshot of the candidates in the N.C. Second Primary Election, also available at DareNC.gov/Elections.

Voter Eligibility for the 2024 Second Primary Election:

Only registered Republicans and unaffiliated voters* who voted Republican in the primary election that was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 are eligible to participate in the 2024 statewide second primary election on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

*Unaffiliated voters who did not vote in the Tuesday, March 5, 2024 primary election are also eligible to participate in the second primary election. In addition, voters must have lived in Dare County for at least 30 days prior to the day of the election in order to cast their vote.

Voter Photo ID Requirements:

All registered voters will be allowed to vote with or without a photo ID. When voting in person, you will be asked to present a valid photo ID. However, if you do not have a valid photo ID you may still vote by completing an ID Exception Form and then vote with a provisional ballot, or vote with a provisional ballot and then return to the county board office with your ID by the day before county canvass. For more information, including a current list of photo IDs that will be accepted, please visitBringItNC.com.

Questions?

For more information about North Carolina’s statewide second primary election, please contact the Dare County Board of Elections Office at Elections@DareNC.gov or 252-475-5630 or visit DareNC.gov/Elections.

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