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Check Your Voter Registration

Check your registration to be sure you are registered at your current address using the Voter Lookup Tool.

How to Register to Vote - New registration in Brunswick County

Online or in person at the DMV.

Use N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) services. Existing DMV customers may submit a voter registration application online.

Print a Voter Registration Form

Download the Voter Registration Form.  Once Completed, please sign and return to our office.

For new registrants, the original form is needed and should be mailed to:  Brunswick County Board of Elections, P.O. Box 2, Bolivia, NC 28422.  For any other changes of information, the form can be returned by email or fax as well.

Board of Elections Office

Individuals may register in person at the Board of Elections office. The office is located in Building H of the county government center in Bolivia, NC. Upon request, the Board of Elections office will also mail a voter registration form to anyone.

How to Update Voter Registration - Existing registration in Brunswick County

These options are available to existing Brunswick County voters.

ONLINE OR IN PERSON AT THE DMV

Use N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) services. Existing DMV customers may submit a voter registration application online.

PRINT A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM

Download the Voter Registration Form.  Once Completed, please sign and return to our office.  The form can be returned by email, fax, or mail.

VOTER REGISTRATION CARD

If you have your voter registration card, it can be used to update your record.  Simply fill in the changes, sign it, and mail it back to our office.

BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE

Individuals may register in person at the Board of Elections office. The office is located in Building H of the county government center in Bolivia, NC. Upon request, the Board of Elections office will also mail a voter registration form to anyone.

Voter Registration Qualifications

To register to vote in Brunswick County, you must:

Be a citizen of the United States

Live in the county where you are registering, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.

Be 18 years of age or older by next general election day

Not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision.

  • Note: By order of the court, you may now register and vote if you are serving an extended term of probation, post-release supervision, or parole, you have outstanding fines, fees, or restitution, and you do not know of another reason that your probation, post-release supervision, or parole was extended.
  • Once you have completed a felony sentence, including any probation, parole, or post-release supervision, or received a pardon, you are eligible to register and vote. No additional documentation is needed.

  • If you have been discharged from probation, you are eligible to register and vote, even if you still owe money or have a civil lien.

See additional information on the State Board of Elections website.

Residency for Voting Purposes

There is erroneous belief that persons who own property in a municipality or county or pay property tax to a municipality or county have the right to register and vote in that municipality or county, without establishing that location as their permanent residence.

The residency qualification to register to vote in a municipality or county is that the persons registering must have, by the time of the election, resided in that municipality or county for at least 30 days with the intent to make that county, municipality, precinct, ward, or other election district a permanent place of abode.

Staff of the North Carolina State Board of Elections offers the following general opinion: “A person may have an actual abode (residence) in one place, and their permanent established home (domicile) in another.  A domicile is the place to which the person intends to return.  The law requires all persons to have only one domicile for voting purposes.”

Voter Eligibility and Paying Taxes updated 8.25.21

Voter Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for the 2022 Primary Election is Friday, April 22, 2022.

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the date of an election. The voter registration application must be received by the our office by this date. If an application is received after the deadline, the application may still be timely if it was mailed and it is postmarked on or before the voter registration deadline; otherwise, the application will not be processed until after the election. Persons who register at the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles or another voter registration agency will be considered registered as of the date the application is given to the agency. As long as this date is on or before the voter registration deadline, then the application will be deemed timely for an upcoming election.

Changes to an existing Brunswick County voter registration record should likewise be made by the 25 day voter registration deadline. Your voter registration record should be updated if you have moved within the County, your legal name has changed, or you wish to change your political party affiliation. Waiting until Election Day to make name and address changes will require extra time and paperwork.  Political party changes are not permitted after the 25 day voter registration deadline.

Same Day Registration

If a Brunswick County resident misses the voter registration deadline, they may go to any one-stop 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. The Notice to Same Day Registrants provides more details, including a list of acceptable proof of residence documents.  Same day registration is only available during One-Stop early voting; it is not available on election day.

Voter Registration FAQ

How do I make changes to my registration?

There are several ways an existing voter can make changes to their voter registration record.

What are my options if I missed the voter registration deadline?

If a resident has lived in Brunswick County for 30 days prior to the election and misses the voter registration deadline, they may go to any One-Stop 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. The Notice to Same Day Registrants provides more details, including a list of acceptable proof of residence documents.  Same day registration is only available during one-stop early voting; it is not available on election day.

How do I remove my registration or that of a deceased person?

To remove your own registration, use the Voter Registration Cancellation Form.

To remove a voter due to death, please download and complete the Notification of Deceased Voter Form. This form may only be completed by a near relative or personal representative of the deceased voter’s estate.

Either of these forms can be returned to our office via mail, faxed to (910)253-2618 or by email to elections@brunswickcountync.gov.

May I keep my voter registration information private?

Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 163-82.10 and Chapter 132 of the General Statutes, the State Board of Elections is required to make most voter information available to the public. All voter registration information is public record except for full or partial social security numbers, dates of birth, driver license numbers, the identity of the public agency at which the voter registered under N.C.G.S. § 163-82.20,  and the email address of a military-overseas voter. Additionally, your signature may only be viewed by the public and cannot be copied or traced.

Note: Third parties often access and use publicly available voter registration data for various purposes, and the agency has no authority to control their use of publicly available information.

According to N.C.G.S. § 163-82.10(e), a voter’s address will be kept confidential if a registered voter submits to the county board of elections either 1) a copy of a 50B protective order; 2) a restraining order; or 3) a current and valid Address Confidentiality Program authorization card issued according to the provisions of Chapter 15C of the General Statutes, along with a signed statement that the voter has good reason to believe that the physical safety of the voter or a member of the voter’s family residing with the voter would be jeopardized if the voter’s address was open to public inspection. To find out whether you are eligible to have your information withheld from the public under the Address Confidentiality program, please visit Address Confidentiality | NCDOJ.

Registering as a Person in the Criminal Justice System

For the most up to date information about the voting rights of people in the criminal justice system, please refer to the State Board of Elections website.

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75 Stamp Act Drive NE (Building H) Bolivia, NC, 28422

Mailing Address PO Box 2, Bolivia, NC, 28422

(910) 253-2620
(910) 253-2618
elections@brunswickcountync.gov
BOEchair@brunswickcountync.gov
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