Board of Elections

  • Shannon Hearne, Director of Elections
  •  Carlton L. Hawkins, Chairperson

  • Hazel G Robinson, Secretary
  • Randy Benton, Member
  • Hilda R Pemberton, Member
  • Haywood E. Walters, Jr ,Member

The Richmond County Board of Elections is dedicated to maintaining accurate voter registration records. The Board conducts all elections held within Richmond County, and is responsible for enforcing the election laws of the state of North Carolina. 
Our principal functions include; establishing election precincts and voting sites, appointing and training precinct officials, preparing and distributing ballots, voting equipment, canvassing and certifying the ballots cast in elections, candidate campaign finance compliance and providing public information on elections and voting procedures, and investigating any voting irregularities.  
We provide assistance for persons who desire to file for office; and we are charged with conducting all elections in a fair, honest and impartial manner for the citizens of Richmond County and the six municipalities within its borders.  

Makeup of County Board of Elections

Sample Ballots for May 2022 Primary
Click here to find your sample ballot.
In order to find your sample ballot you must enter your first and last name, click search, and then click on your name in the list.
Your sample ballot will be in the third paragraph from the top. Please note that Unaffiliated Voters will show sample ballots for Republican, Democrat, and Unaffiliated, you may only choose one ballot style for the 2022 Primary. If a second Primary occurs in July you will vote the ballot style you choose during the first Primary

Voter Information

Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the

March 3, 2020, primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court. This page will be updated when new information is available.

​ No se le exigirá a los votantes que muestren una identificación con foto durante las elecciones primarias del 3 de marzo de 2020. En una orden del 31 de diciembre, un tribunal federal de distrito bloqueó el requisito de identificación con foto para votación en Carolina del Norte. El requerimiento permanecerá en vigencia hasta nueva orden de la corte. Esta página se actualizará cuando haya nueva información disponible.


How do I register to vote in Richmond County?

Register to Vote

Military and Overseas Absentee Voting


Where is My Polling Location?

Polling Place Locations