Board of Elections






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
201 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-0700
FAX: 919-560-0688
Hours: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM




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.