Early voting begins Thursday, what you need to know

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Thursday marks the start of the 2018 election year.

Early voting begins for the May 8 primary with several contentious races that voters will see on the ballot.

This partisan primaries will set up who makes the ballot come November.

State offices, school board and sheriff are all on the ballots in our area elections.

Registration ended on April 13, but you can still register at one-stop voting.

Leland voters will not vote in town limits this primary. You need to go to the Belville Town Hall.

Here’s a quick look at area polling places for the primary:


  • Belville Town Hall
  • Board of Elections, Bolivia
  • National Guard Armory in Shallotte
  • The Brunswick Center at Southport
  • South Brunswick Islands Center in Carolina Shores

Each one stop location will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New Hanover:

  • Government Center, Board of Elections
  • Senior Resources Center
  • CFCC Health Sciences Building
  • NE Regional Library, Military Cutoff Road
  • Carolina Beach Town Hall

Times vary at these locations. You can find out more here.


  • County Annex in Hampstead
  • Board of Elections in Burgaw

Times vary at these locations. You can find out more here.


  • Bladen Public Library in Elizabethtown
  • East Arcadia
  • Dublin
  • Boost the Boro Room, Bladenboro

Times vary at these locations. You can find out more here.


  • Board of Elections in Whiteville
  • Chadbourn Municipal Annex
  • Bolton Town Hall
  • Tabor City Court house

Early voting in Columbus begins at the Board of Elections until April 25. That’s when the other three locations will open to voters until May 5.

All early voting locations will close after May 5.

Proof of residency, which may include photo ID or other documentation, is required to register during the early voting period.

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