Early Voting

Early Voting

Early voting allows any registered voter to cast a ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. Unlike on Election Day, when registered voters can only vote at their specific precinct, early voting allows registered voters to vote at any early voting site in the county. Early voting sites will have all the ballot styles for a given election at each site.

When you present to vote at an early voting site, you may change your name or address, if it needs to be updated.

What happens at an early voting site?

Early voting is very similar to voting on election day.

  • When you arrive at the voting place, go to the check-in station and state your name and residential address. You will be asked to show photo ID.  If it is a primary election, unaffiliated voters must also state in which party's primary they would like to participate. For more information about unaffiliated voters and primary elections, please refer to the Type of Elections section of this website.
  • Sign an Early Voting Application document certifying that you are a U.S. citizen, are not serving a sentence for a felony conviction, your address is current, and you have not already voted.
  • After signing, you will be directed to the ballot station where you will exchange the application form for a ballot.
  • Once the ballot is received, you will be directed to a voting booth and mark it with the pen provided inside the booth.
  • Once the ballot is marked, you will be directed to a scanner where you will insert the ballot. You know your ballot has been cast when you see the American flag wave on the scanner screen.

Same Day Registration

If a Brunswick County resident misses the voter registration deadline and has been a resident of the county for 30 days prior to the election, they may go to any early voting site to register and vote the same day. The individual will be required to provide acceptable proof of residence before they can become registered. Same-day registration is only available during early voting; it is not available on Election Day.  The Notice to Same Day Registrants provides more details about registering during early voting.

Wait Time Tracker

See current wait times at the early voting locations.

Wait Time Tracker (LINK)

Early Voting Schedule

Early voting begins on Thursday, February 15 and ends on Saturday, March 2. 

Early Voting Schedule (PDF)

Government Center Location

  • Brunswick County Cooperative Extension- 25 Referendum Drive NE, Building N, Bolivia, NC, 28422
    • Thursday, February 15, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday, February 16, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, February 17, Closed
    • Sunday, February 18, Closed
    • Monday, February 19, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday, February 20, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday, February 21, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday, February 22, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday, February 23, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, February 24, Closed
    • Sunday, February 25, Closed
    • Monday, February 26, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Tuesday, February 27, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Wednesday, February 28, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Thursday, February 29, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Friday, March 1, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    • Saturday, March 2, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Satellite Locations

  • Leland Cultural Arts Center - 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC, 28451
  • Brunswick Center at Southport - 1513 N Howe Street, Southport, NC, 28461
  • Brunswick Center at Shallotte - 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC, 28470
  • Sunset Beach Community Center- 200 Station Trail, Sunset Beach, NC, 28468
    • Thursday, February 15, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Friday, February 16, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Saturday, February 17, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Sunday, February 18, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Monday, February 19, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Tuesday, February 20, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Wednesday, February 21, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Thursday, February 22, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Friday, February 23, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • Sunday, February 25, Closed
    • Monday, February 26, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Tuesday, February 27, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Wednesday, February 28, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Thursday, February 29, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Friday, March 1, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    • Saturday, March 2, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm