Special Election in Dare County

Meet Allen Thomas, our Democratic candidate, 3rd Congressional District

Allen Thomas is a native of rural Eastern North Carolina. He lives in Pitt County with his wife, Janet, their two daughters, Ava and Holly, and son, Chase. His family has lived and farmed the coastal plains region for generations, and he is a proud product of public schools. He spent his summers working in the tobacco fields in a community where he learned the value of hard work, service, and the power of prayer. Allen comes from a family who believes in making a difference in your community. He had a mother who served on the School Board, a father who served as a State Senator, and a brother who works as District Attorney for three counties across the region.

After graduating from East Carolina University as Student Body President, Allen worked in international business recruitment for North Carolina. He earned his Masters Degree in Business at the University of North Carolina and later earned a full scholarship for Senior Executive Studies at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Later, Allen co-founded a technology company, started in his apartment with a fellow ECU graduate. Over 19 years, they grew the company to serve 160 medical facilities in 26 states. During this time, Allen knew he wanted to do more for his community and help Eastern North Carolina reach its’ potential. Pursuing a ground-up approach, he volunteered and raised money for crucial medical, educational, and regional initiatives. After serving on and chairing several Boards and Commissions in the community, he was proud to be elected by the citizens of Greenville (NC-03’s largest city, population 97,000) for three terms as Mayor.

Allen Thomas’ Priorities

  • Support economic and infrastructure development to ensure our region grows.
  • Ensure our rural and coastal communities have the resources to rebuild and recover from hurricane damage, work on future disaster prevention and oppose offshore drilling on our coast.
  • Provide our District’s large military population with the resources and services they need and deserve.
  • Expand access to quality education so our children have a real shot to stay in the area and succeed.
  • Expand trade and certification programs so that every young person who wants a job can get one.
  • Expand broadband Internet access to all areas of our region.
  • Ensure affordable health care and cut the cost of prescription drugs.
  • Restore civility to the political system so we can end the bickering and focus on solving real problems.

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Photo on left; T.K. Warden, Currituck Co. Democratic Chair; Allen Thomas, candidate for Third Congressional District; Natalie McIntosh, Dare Co. Democratic Chair. Photo on right; Our Dare Democrats at the meet & greet.

Learn more about candidate Allen Thomas at his website:

Meet Allen

NC-03 Special Election Schedule

One-Stop Absentee Voting (Early Voting)

One-stop absentee voting (commonly known as “early voting”) allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. Unlike on Election Day, when registered voters can only vote at their specific precinct, one-stop voting allows registered voters to vote at any one-stop absentee voting site in the county. One-stop sites will have all the ballot styles for a given election at each site.
During One-Stop Early Voting, voters may update their address and change vital information in an existing registration record, but are not allowed to change their party affiliation.

Dare County residents who are not already registered can register to vote and vote on the same day at One-Stop Early Voting, as long as they will be:

  • 18 years old by Election Day
  • have lived in Dare County for at least 30 days
  • and can provide proof of identity and residence.

Absentee by Mail voting begins Friday, July 26, 2019.
The last day to request an Absentee Ballot by Mail is by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Early voting is available in the Board of Elections office August 21 – Sept. 6, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Dare County Administration Building located at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954.

Off site early voting begins August 26 and ends Sept. 6, 2019; Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at two locations shown below.

  • Kill Devil Hills Town Hall located at 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Fessenden Center Annex on Hatteras Island located at 47017 Buxton Back Road, Buxton, NC 27920

General Election for the Third Congressional District will be September 10, 2019. Precincts/Polling Places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Where do you vote on Election Day?

Dare County has 16 polling sites. To find your polling place visit the Dare County NC Website.

Still have questions?

Then you should visit the Board of Election website or call them at (252) 475-5631.