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Friday is deadline for New Hanover County voter registration



  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be a resident of this State and this County for 30 days prior to an election.
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the next general election.
  • Not be registered to vote in any other county or state.
  • If convicted of a felony, citizenship rights must have been restored.
  • Register in your county of residence at least 25 days before an election.

NEW REGISTRATIONS must be on an application form. Registration forms are available in various locations throughout the county. See the table below for locations. You may also download a form to register to vote or make a change to your current registration by clicking the North Carolina Voter Registration Application form.

Click here if you would like the North Carolina Voter Registration form in Spanish.

Click here for citizens covered by the UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voting Act).

Registration closes 25 days before an election.

Registration in New Hanover County is permanent. Upon receipt of your registration application by the board of elections office, it will be processed and a voter registration card will be sent to you verifying your address.

Voter ID: According to NCGS 163-166.12, Not all voters are required to present ID. Only first-time registered voters who registered by mail or by voter registration drive must present ID prior to the act of voting on Election Day. Except, those voters in this group which have submitted a correct drivers license number or last 4 digits of the social security number on the voter registration application for validation purposes. NOTE: THE DRIVERS LICENSE AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER MUST MATCH THE NAME ON THE CARDS EXACTLY IN ORDER TO VALIDATE.

Forms of ID accepted: 1) A Current and Valid Photo Identification 2) A copy of one of the following documents that shows the name and address of the voter; a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.

If the voter is voting by mail-in absentee ballot, the mailed ballot without the required identification shall be treated as a provisional official ballot.

If you should move, your change of address should be reported to the board of elections at least 25 days prior to an election. This should be done in writing and must contain your signature. You may use the form on the back of your voter registration card to change your information. A new card will be mailed to you verifying your new information.

Your voter registration card will also inform you of your new voting place. Click here for polling place locations. Polling places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on election days.


New Hanover County Board of Elections
230 Government Center Dr
Suite 180
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-7330
Monday through Friday
8 AM -
5 PM

New Hanover County Main Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Monday through Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday thru Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM

Carolina Beach Branch Library
300 Cape Fear Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Monday through Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-1pm
Closed Sunday

Myrtle Grove Branch Library
5155 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
Monday through Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday and Saturday 9am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cut-Off
Wilmington, NC 28405
Monday through Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday thorough Saturday 9am-5pm
Closed Sunday


Dep't of Motor Vehicle
1 Station Road (28405) and
South Square Plaza 2326 Carolina Beach Rd. (28412)
Wilmington, NC

(Only during regular hours and while processing driver's license).

2710 Market St
Wilmington NC 28403

2815 So. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28409

Senior Center
2222 So. College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403

Carolina Beach Municipal Complex Bldg.
1121 North Lake Park Blvd.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Kure Beach Town Hall
117 North 6th Ave.
Kure Beach, NC 28449

Wilmington City Hall
Clerk's Office
102 North 3rd St
Wilmington NC 28401

Wrightsville Beach Town Hall
321 Causeway Dr.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

NC License Plate Agency
South Square Plaza
2326 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412

Public Assistance Agencies
Southeastern Mental Health
Services for the Blind
Employment Security

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