opened on Tuesday, November 6, at 6:30 a.m. at precincts all across
Hatteras Island for the 2018 General Election Day. Precincts / polling
places will remain open until 7:30 p.m. tonight for voters.
The Vote So Far
State Board of Elections & Ethics reported that North Carolina
voters turned out in huge numbers for early voting compared to the last
midterm elections in 2014.
data released over the weekend by the state election agency, roughly
2.04 million out of 7.09 million voters across the state had cast votes
so far, or a total of about 28.8 percent.
Dare County, 8,933 of 30,306 registered voters have already voted at
one-stop precincts, a total of roughly 29.5 percent. This number
included 4,730 women (approximately 52.9%) and 4,203 men (47.1%), with
an average age of 59.2.
Hyde County, 533 of 3,423 registered voters have already cast their
ballot via one-stop voting, or roughly 15.6 percent. This number
included 282 women (approximately 52.9%) and 251 men (47.1%), with an
average age of 57.8.
Precinct / Polling Place Locations
up until Tuesday voters could head to the Fessenden Center Annex or any
of the three one-stop voting sites in Dare County, on Election Day,
voters must go to their specific polling place, (based on their place
of residence), to cast their ballot.
Polling places will all be open until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and are at the following locations:
• Avon Fire Station - 40159 Harbor Road, Avon
• Fessenden Center Annex - 47017 Buxton Back Road, Buxton
• Community Building Rodanthe - 23186 Myrna Peters Road, Rodanthe
• Frisco Fire Station - 52470 NC Highway 12, Frisco, NC
• Hatteras Community Building - 57689 NC Highway 12, Hatteras, NC
• Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department – 822 Irvin Garrish Road, Ocracoke
voting is offered at all Dare County polling places. To be eligible for
curbside voting, you must be unable to enter the polling place due to
age or physical disability. Look for the call bells near the polling
place entrance labeled "Curbside Voting." Poll workers will walk to
your car when you park in one of the designated spaces to attend to
your voting needs.
will be determining a new member of the North Carolina House and
Senate, two new members of the Dare County Board of Commissioners (for
District 1 and the At-Large seat), additional county offices and
judicial offices, as well as the outcome to six amendments to the North
Click here to view a two-page sample ballot
changes for 2018 include the newly redrawn Sixth District for the N.C.
House of Representatives, (which was court ordered), as well as the
contested seat for the Dare County Board of Education, which is now
voted on by party affiliation during the General Election in November
due to a bill passed by the N.C. General Assembly.
In addition, voters will address the six proposed changes to the N.C. Constitution, which include the following:
- Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.
amendment to strengthen protections for victims of crime; to establish
certain absolute basic rights for victims; and to ensure the
enforcement of these rights.
- Constitutional amendment to reduce the income tax rate in North Carolina to a maximum allowable rate of seven percent (7%).
amendment to establish an eight-member Bipartisan Board of Ethics and
Elections Enforcement in the Constitution to administer ethics and
- Constitutional amendment to require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person.
amendment to change the process for filling judicial vacancies that
occur between judicial elections from a process in which the Governor
has sole appointment power to a process in which the people of the
State nominate individuals to fill vacancies by way of a commission
comprised of appointees made by the judicial, executive, and
legislative branches charged with making recommendations to the
legislature as to which nominees are deemed qualified; then the
legislature will recommend at least two nominees to the Governor via
legislative action not subject to gubernatorial veto; and the Governor
will appoint judges from among these nominees.
Island Free Press will post the election results as soon as they are
available. Stay tuned for updates on the 2018 General Election.