Municipal elections are a little more than a month away, but before you cast your vote, you have to make sure you’re registered.

The municipal elections will be held on Nov. 7 and voting registration has to be completed by Oct. 13, said Rose Whitehurst, the Onslow County Board of Elections director.

Anyone unsure if they’re registered to vote can call the Onslow County Board of Elections at 910-455-4484 to find out.

Need to register? Here’s how to do it.

• Go online to and visit the Government link at the top of the page. Click on Board of Elections and choose “Register to Vote on the left-hand side, which will take you to a page with a link to the form. Whitehurst said the filled out form that’s handed in must have the original signature on it, not a copy. The form can be handed in to the Board of Elections in person at 246 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville or mailed.

• If you miss the deadline, no problem. Whitehurst said you’ll have a couple of weeks to register at one-stop voting in person. In order to register in person, bring one of the following: N.C. driver’s license; other photo ID issued by the government; copy of a government document, like a bill or bank statement, showing your name and address; or a college photo ID and a current roster from the college that lists students residing in campus housing.

One-stop voting will be held from Oct. 19 to Nov. 4 at the Jacksonville Commons Recreational Complex, located at 100 Recreation Lane in Jacksonville.

Here’s the list of days and times:

• Thursday Oct. 19 to Friday Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Monday Oct. 23 to Friday Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Monday Oct. 30 to Friday Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Saturday Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Military members or others who need absentee ballots can find the form on the Onslow County Board of Elections website as well.


Reporter Amanda Thames can be reached at 910-219-8467 or