The 2016 elections brought a tidal wave of Republican control to America, from D.C. to Dare County. Since then, new laws and regulations—some directed specifically at Dare County—have put our jobs, families, and health at risk.
We are weathering these barriers with the resilience and determination that have characterized people here for more than 400 years. Residents, many for the first time, have become active in all levels of government.
We have engaged in ways we never imagined to keep jobs secure, living affordable, children safe and well-educated, healthcare available and accessible, and our environment sustainable.
That’s what Dare Democrats do. We stand up for people’s rights, fight for their liberties, and tackle tough issues that affect the quality of all our lives. We champion the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness.
But we’re not the only ones standing up. Across the county, people of conscience from all political sides are joining with us. We’re putting boots on the ground, showing up, running for office, registering new voters, and reaching out to youth and the disenfranchised.
The Dare County Democratic Party is gathering a Blue Wave strong enough to turn the tide to favor the people who live here. All we need to succeed is for you to add your own resilience and determination to the effort.
I love this place where I was born, where I have lived my life and now raise a family. I love the people, customs, and heritage that make the Outer Banks a place unlike any other—a place with a 400-year legacy of people not just surviving but rising above the storms of life.
You love the Outer Banks, too. You’re proud to call it home. In small shops, hotels, and restaurants, you serve the tourists who come here. For those who want to stay, you build, clean, improve, and maintain their homes.
You work the commercial-fishing jobs that underpin our economy. You navigate hazards daily and battle the elements year-round—all to provide for your family.
You tend to people’s health, financial, and recreational needs. You keep our county offices and services running smoothly. You teach, guide, and encourage our children. You ensure everyone’s safety.
But today, Outer Bankers face a political storm that challenges us to keep our heads above water. That’s why I invite you to join with the Dare County Democratic Party and help us turn the tide. We want to keep the laws, programs, and democratic institutions that sustain and empower everyone. And we want to fix the ones that don't.
Dare Democrats offer a big tent with plenty of room for diverse opinions, ranging incomes, myriad cultures, and various lifestyles. But the one thing we all share is a love for the Outer Banks—the place where we all belong.
The last day to register to be eligible to vote in the Primary is Friday, April 13.
Registration is easy. Just complete the NC Voter Registration Application and return it to the Dare County Board of Elections office by mailing it to P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954
Election Day Tuesday,May 8, 2018, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Early voting schedule
Voters in the 2018 Primary election may cast their ballots early at either of these four sites:
5377 Virginia Dare Trl N Southern Shores, NC 27949.
Kill Devil Hills Town Hall
102 Town Hall Drive Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
46830 Highway 12. Buxton, NC 27920
Weekdays April 19, 2018 9 May 4, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Dare County Board of Elections Administrative Office
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
Weekdays April 19, 2018 9 May 4, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Absentee voting: Submit the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form to the Dare County Board of Elections Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the date of the election. For the 2018 Primary Election this is Tuesday May 1.. This form may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered in person. The status of your absentee request may also be checked on the North Carolina Board of Elections website.
Democrats are competing in all NC House and Senate races this year, promising one of the state's most hotly contested midterms in recent memory. If we win just 4 House seats or 6 Senate seats, we'll break the Republicans' veto-proof majority and give more leverage to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.
We can do this—in so many ways. First, get to know your candidates. Spread news and info about them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Then, volunteer your time or donate your money to their campaigns.
Meanwhile, click here for a list of all candidates running for offices that affect Dare County.
Early voting starts today! Here are the early voting venues, dates and times in one easy table for your voting convenience. NO EXCUSES - Go vote!
URGENT! PLEASE NOTE THERE **IS** A DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IN DARE COUNTY!! Despite rumors otherwise, the State Board of Elections said the primary WILL be held on May 8.