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Voter ID will NOT be required in the March 2020 Election.  For more information about this change, Click here.

2020 Candidate Filing Information

Candidate filing for the 2020 election began at Noon on Monday, December 2, 2019. Candidate Filing will continue until Noon on Friday, December 20, 2019. The following local seats will be up for election:

County Commissioner – Fairfield Township
County Commissioner – Lake Landing Township
County Commissioner – Ocracoke Township
Board of Education At-Large (2 seats)
Engelhard Sanitary District (2 seats)
Ocracoke Sanitary District (2 seats)
Swan Quarter Sanitary District (2 seats) 

There will be 1 seat for Soil & Water Conservation District. Filing for this seat starts at Noon on June 8, 2020 and ends at noon on July 6, 2020.

Office Information

Viola Williams, Elections Office Director, (252) 926-5280, 
[email protected]
Vacant, Deputy Director, (252) 926-4194

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 
Phone: (252) 926-4194
Fax: (252) 926-3707
Location: 1223 Main St. Swan Quarter, NC 27885 - Enter the Public Safety Building and walk straight ahead through the door on the left, next to the sheriff's front desk window. 
Mailing address: PO Box 152 Swan Quarter, NC 27885

Voter Registration

Voter registration is the first step to become an active voter. Becoming a registered voter is very simple.  There are several convenient ways to become a registered voter in Hyde County. 

For online voter registration applications visit Hard copies can be obtained from the Elections Office during business hours or any public library.  You can also register to vote while at the DMV.  To request an application by mail you can call our office at (252) 926-4194, send a fax to (252) 926-3707, or email a request to Viola Williams.

Requirements for Voter Registration:

•  A U.S. Citizen
•  A Resident of North Carolina and this county for 30 days before the election
•  At least 18 years of age on or before the next general election
•  Not registered and not voting in any other county or state
•  If convicted of a felony, your rights of citizenship must have been restored

Where to vote in Hyde County: Hyde County Precinct Locations

Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballot Request Form

For more information about absentee voting, click here

Hyde County Board of Elections Information


Lora Byrd, Chairman
Alice Mackey, Vice Chairman
Sarah Homes, Secretary
Kathy Anderson
Geri Slade