You may register to vote in Dare County if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States; and
  • 18 years of age or older by the election date; and
  • A legal resident of Dare County for 30 days by the date of the next election.

Registration is easy. Just complete the NC Voter Registration Application and return it to the Dare County Board of Elections office. You may drop-off the form during normal business hours or send it by mail. Addresses for both options are shown below.


Phone: 252-475-5630
Fax: 252-475-1223

Physical location:
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
Manteo, NC 27954
Business hours:
Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954


The Voter Registration Application is also available at the following locations:

  • North Carolina Board of Elections website
  • Dare County Board of Elections office
  • Dare County public libraries
  • DMV
  • Town hall offices
  • Various public assistance agencies.

The application form must be postmarked or delivered 25 days before the date of an election.

Absentee Voting

If you will be away from your polling place or otherwise indisposed on election day, you can still vote by using an absentee ballot.

First, download and complete the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form.

Then mail, fax, email, or deliver the form in person to the Dare County Board of Elections Administrative Office by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before election day.

Transportation to Vote

Each and every vote matters. So, if getting to your polling place poses a problem, call us at 252-219-0074, and one of our volunteers will get you there.