Board of Elections

Board of Election Members

Chairman: General James
Secretary: Melinda Porter
Joyce Satterthwaite
Robert Lee Cody
Kennedy Barber
Notice of Election 5/14/2024
Release: 10 Facts About NC’s Photo ID Requirement for Voting
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Board of Elections Meeting Dates

Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at 4:00 PM at the Elections Office unless otherwise noted (*) or if needed.

January 8, 2024

February 12, 2024

March 11, 2024

April 8, 2024

May 13, 2024

June 10, 2024

July 8, 2024

August 12, 2024

September 9, 2024

October 14, 2024

*November 12, 2024

December 9, 2024

Sample ballots will be available on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.

Download State Absentee Ballot Request Form

Voters will now be required to show a valid ID.  Please see the information below.

Voters will now be asked to present a valid photo identification when voting in person. If you do not have a valid photo ID card, you may obtain one from your county board of elections prior to the election, through the end of the early voting period.

If you do not have a valid photo ID card on Election Day, you may still vote and have your vote counted by signing an affidavit of reasonable impediment (or “Photo ID Exception Form”) as to why you have not presented a valid photo ID. The Exception Form can also be used if you have a religious objection to being photographed or are a victim of a recently declared natural disaster.

As an alternative, if you don’t have your ID when you vote, you can still vote and then bring your valid photo ID to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the ninth day after Election Day (or the sixth day after Election Day for September or October local elections).

If you vote by mail, then you must include a photocopy of a valid photo ID when returning your ballot. You may also complete the Absentee Photo ID Exception Form that is provided with your absentee ballot materials.

A list of all types of ID that can be used for voting is available on the State Board of Elections Voter ID webpage. For information on how to get a free ID, see Get a Free Voter Photo ID.

The County Board of Elections can issue Voter ID cards to the public.


Dora Bell
Director of Elections

Elections Office Location

114 N Railroad St – Roper, NC
PO Box 550
Roper, NC 27970

Phone (252) 793-6017
Fax (252) 793-5801

What We Do

Register voters, conduct elections, speak to groups about elections. The Board of Elections must ensure fair and open elections for all eligible voters.

You must vote at your designated voting place. You will receive notification of your correct voting place when you register to vote. The following are the voting places in Washington County:

Lees Mill (LM)Washington County Roper Annex (Windows on the World)114 N Railroad St
Roper, NC 27970
Plymouth (P1)First Christian Church509 E. Main St.
Plymouth, NC 27962
Plymouth (P2)Plymouth Housing Authority306 W. Water St.
Plymouth, NC 27962
Plymouth (P3)Victory Christian Fellowship518 NC HWY 32S
Plymouth, NC 27962
Scuppernong (SC)Creswell High School 115 Middle St.
Creswell, NC  27928 
Skinnersville (SK)Mid-County Volunteer Fire Department 18135 NC Hwy 32 N
Roper, NC  27970 

Fees & Services

Upon receipt of a written request, any person can obtain a hard copy of registered voters. Hard copies are $.25 per page. If information can be sent via email as an attachment or to a website, there is no charge. The State chair of a political party and the county chairs can receive free lists in accordance with NCGS 163–82.10 (c).

Our Services Include:

  • Voter registration
  • Provide jurisdiction maps
  • Voter registration statistics and details
  • Speakers for public groups.


Q.Where do I go to vote?
A.Washington County has six precincts in the county and you must vote in your correct precinct. Upon registration, a voter will be sent a voter registration card for information purposes which includes his or her voting precinct. (See Voting Places above)
Q.What is the registration deadline to be eligible to vote?
A.In order to vote in an election, the Application to Register to Vote form must be postmarked or delivered to the Board of Elections office no later than the 25th day before that election. In addition, the applicant must be a resident of North Carolina and the county for 30 days before the election.
Q.If I register to vote will my name then be on the list for jury duty?
A.Jury duty lists are drawn from both voter registration lists and from the Division of Motor Vehicles so it would be unfortunate for you pass up your opportunity to vote simply to avoid jury duty.