Board of Elections





2016 Voter Registration Dates Graphic 

On July 29, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and associated laws in North Carolina (S.L. 2013-381, as amended by S.L. 2015-103).  The state is considering its options.  Barring a different outcome on appeal, photo ID will not be required in the upcoming general election.  Further details will be posted as they become available.


A special meeting of the  Board of Elections will be held on Tuesday , October 25, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the Office of the Durham County Board of Elections located at 201 N. Roxboro St., Durham, for the purpose of convening a closed session :

1) pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(6) to consider the qualifications,

competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of appointment,

or conditions of initial employment of an individual public officer or

employee or prospective public officer or employee; or to hear or

investigate a complaint, charge, or grievance by or against an individual

public officer or employee;


2) pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11(a)(3) to consult with an attorney employed

or retained by the public body in order to preserve the attorney-client

privilege between the attorney and the public body, which privilege is

hereby acknowledged.


TUE. OCTOBER 25 at 5:00 pm



Board Of Elections Office

201 N.Roxboro


*Available 11/8/2016 after 7:30 pm


The Durham County Board of Elections is available to help with questions about your registration. Please stop by 201 N. Roxboro or give us a call at (919) 560-0700 and let us know how we can assist you. 




The Board of Elections office is located at 201 N. Roxboro St. on the first floor of the Durham County Judicial Annex building. The main entrance is on the north side of the building. There are designated customer and handicap parking spaces directly across from the main entry door.   


Michael Perry, Director* 


Kate Cosner, Chief of Staff/Interim Director

201 N. Roxboro Street

Durham, NC 27701

PHONE: (919) 560-7025

FAX: (919) 560-0688                                         






The Mission of the Board of Elections is to provide free, open, honest, and professionally managed election services to our community.

The BOE is unique among government agencies providing goods and services to their citizens. We have the responsibility for protecting the will of the people; protecting democracy as a concept and form of government; and for establishing fairness and equity for all in the process of self governance.


We work for the Public and we do the Public's business. We provide an open, honest, and non-partisan elections process. We maintain an accurate data base. We provide outstanding customer service. We provide timely, accurate, and legally correct information. We strive to make government a positive experience for our citizens. We want to earn the trust and respect of our citizens.

Core Values

Integrity, Responsibility, Timeliness, Be open and transparent in our work, Professional work ethic.

Election Services Provided

Maintain our data base. Ensure proper geo-coding for all citizens. Contract for and maintain polling places. Recruit, train, and maintain precinct officials. Provide public information and statistics. Write training manuals. Educate the public and media about election law. Receive, audit, and maintain campaign finance reports. Speak to citizen groups. Maintain all election supplies and equipment. Conduct candidate filing. Design and procure appropriate ballots. Design and maintain open, honest, and accurate vote counting and reporting systems.