Board of Elections

  • Connie Kelly, Director of Elections
  •  Carlton L. Hawkins, Chairperson

  • Hazel G Robinson, Secretary
  • Dr. A.B. Brown, Member
  • Hilda R Pemberton, Member
  • Haywood E. Walters, Jr ,Member


The State Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in the 9th Congressional District ONLY. The dates are as follows:

  • Candidate filing period: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 11-15
  • Primary election: May 14
  • Second primary (if necessary*): September 10
  • General election (if no second primary): September 10
  • General election (if second primary): November 5

On Feb. 21, the State Board voted unanimously to order a new election in the 9th Congressional District after determining that irregularities occurred to such an extent that they tainted the results of the election and cast doubt on its fairness.

The Richmond County Board of Elections is dedicated to maintaining accurate voter registration records. The Board conducts all elections held within Richmond County, and is responsible for enforcing the election laws of the state of North Carolina. 
Our principal functions include; establishing election precincts and voting sites, appointing and training precinct officials, preparing and distributing ballots, voting equipment, canvassing and certifying the ballots cast in elections, candidate campaign finance compliance and providing public information on elections and voting procedures, and investigating any voting irregularities.  
We provide assistance for persons who desire to file for office; and we are charged with conducting all elections in a fair,honest and impartial manner for the citizens of Richmond County and the six municipalities within its borders. The Board is appointed by the State Board of Elections, and members serve a two year term.  The Board is comprised of four members, with two being from each political party.  


How do I register to vote in Richmond County?

Register to Vote

Military and Overseas Absentee Voting


Where is My Polling Location?

Polling Place Locations