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- Board of Elections
The Board of Elections holds it’s regular monthly meeting on the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm in the Board of Elections office. 40 Peachtreee Street Murphy NC. If you would like to be put on the agenda for a meeting please call our office at 828-837-6670.
As always all Board Meetings are open to the public!
Dates to Remember:
April 7, 2023 - State Holiday - Good Friday
May 29, 2023 - State Holiday - Memorial Day
July 4, 2023 - State Holiday - 4th of July
July 7, 2023 - Candidate Filing begins for Municipal Election
July 21, 2023 - Candidate Filing Ends
August 4, 2023 - Deadline for Candidate Challenges
September 4, 2023 - State Holiday - Labor Day
October 18, 2023 - Voter Registration Deadline for Municipal Election
November 7, 2023 - Election Day
November 10, 2023 - State Holiday - Veterans Day
November 17, 2023 - County Canvass
November 23, 2023- State Holiday - Thanksgiving
November 24, 2023 - State Holiday - Thanksgiving
December 4, 2023 - Candidate Filing Begins (noon) - Statewide General Elections
December 15, 2023 - Candidate Filing Ends (noon)
December 25-27 - State Holiday - Christmas
March 5, 2024 Primary Election
Current Status: Photo ID Required for Voting
On April 28, 2023, the North Carolina Supreme Court reversed an injunction against implementation of photo ID legislation. As a result, photo ID laws enacted in 2018 and 2019 will be implemented moving forward, starting with the municipal elections in September, October, and November 2023.
The State Board is working with the 100 county boards of elections to ensure a smooth rollout of the photo ID requirement. This includes informing voters about the change and the acceptable forms of identification for voting, ensuring any voter without an ID can get one, training the county boards on implementation measures, updating forms and envelopes for absentee voting, creating and printing new signage for polling places, and many other efforts.