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Notice About Photo ID Requirement for Voting

Voters will now be asked to present a valid photo identification when voting in person. If you do not have a valid photo ID card, you may obtain one from your county board of elections prior to the election, through the end of the early voting period.

If you do not have a valid photo ID card on Election Day, you may still vote and have your vote counted by signing an affidavit of reasonable impediment (or “Photo ID Exception Form”) as to why you have not presented a valid photo ID. The Exception Form can also be used if you have a religious objection to being photographed or are a victim of a recently declared natural disaster.

As an alternative, if you don’t have your ID when you vote, you can still vote and then bring your valid photo ID to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the ninth day after Election Day (or the sixth day after Election Day for September or October local elections).

If you vote by mail, then you must include a photocopy of a valid photo ID when returning your ballot. You may also complete the Absentee Photo ID Exception Form that is provided with your absentee ballot materials.

A list of all types of ID that can be used for voting is available on the State Board of Elections Voter ID webpage. For information on how to get a free ID, see Get a Free Voter Photo ID.



The Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all national, state, county and municipal elections. The Board is composed of five members. Two members are appointed from each major political party. The Governor appoints a chairperson.

The Board will have monthly meetings every 1st Thursday of each month at 5 pm at the Elections Office. Please contact the Board of Elections office to confirm the monthly Board meeting schedule.

The Lenoir County Board of Elections is located at 110C S. Herritage Street, Kinston, North Carolina, 28501. Current statistics of the Lenoir County Board of Elections indicate there are 35,567 registered voters.



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Lenoir County Board of Elections
Fax: 252-523-3472

Physical Address:
110-C South Herritage Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Director: Kristie Smith
Deputy Director: Amy Morgan
Elections Specialist: Ashley King
Office Assistant: Brenda Smith

Board Members:
Courtney M. Patterson, Chairman
Ella Clark, Secretary
Tommy Pharo, Member
Marietta Jenkins, Member
Lucinda Minges, Member