Elections

  Evidence indicates Sheriff Jody Greene may not live in Columbus County

Tax records indicate there is no home at the address where newly elected Columbus County Sheriff Jody Greene is claiming as his primary address.

  Lawmakers, political parties push harder for new NC-9 election as evidence of fraud grows

Witnesses say McCrae Dowless had possession of hundreds of absentee ballots

Complaint filed against Bladen County sheriff for electioneering near voters casting ballots

Bladen County sheriff’s connection to Red Dome, Dowless predates first term

Columbus County sheriff paid group under investigation for NC9 election fraud

NC Senators call for creation of committee to evaluate District 9 voting irregularities

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  Handwritten notes show efforts to collect absentee ballots in exchange for money in Bladen Co.

Swearing in: Columbus Co. has first Republican sheriff

Senate delays vote on NC judge nominee opposed by civil rights groups

Lee congratulates Peterson after vote canvass widens challenger’s lead

New Hanover County Board of Elections approves 1,121 provisional, absentee ballots

Ballots still being counted in Columbus Co.; candidate for sheriff files complaint with county Board of Elections

  Democrats win 3 of 4 NHC school board votes

Big changes appear to be in store on the New Hanover county school board. The board has been under a Republican control for years but three Democrats will be taking over the four open seats.

'It is very humbling’: Carson Smith, Jr. beats John Johnson to win N.C. House District 16 race

Carson Smith, Jr. will be the new representative for N.C. House District 16 after winning in the 2018 N.C. General Election.

  'I’m just ready to get to work now’: Alan Cutler projected to be new Pender County Sheriff

Alan Cutler is projected to win Pender County Sheriff in the 2018 N.C. General Election.

Democrats to take control of the New Hanover Co. Board of Commissioners for the first time since the 1980s

Rob Zapple and Julia Boseman were the top vote getters in the four person race Tuesday night.

Davis emerges from three-candidate field running for NC House District 19

Peterson ousts Lee by 38 votes for New Hanover County Senate seat

Butler wins election to appointed seat

Tight race for sheriff in Columbus County

Republican candidates take the vote for school board in Brunswick Co.

Iler keeps District 17 House of Representatives seat

Incumbent John Ingram re-elected as sheriff

With 26 of the 26 precincts reporting in the general election, Sheriff John Ingram beat challenger Charles Warren in the race for Brunswick County Sheriff.Ingram has served as Brunswick County Sheriff since 2008.

Richardson wins Whiteville City Board of Education District 1 seat

With three of three precincts reporting in the general election, Anna Hall Richardson received 692 votes to Carlton Prince’s 375.

Coleman Barbour wins Whiteville City Board of Education at-large seat

Coleman Barbour is projected to win the Whiteville City Board of Education member at-large seat.

Congressman David Rouzer wins re-election to U.S. House

The Associated Press announced at 9:19 p.m. that Republican David Rouzer won re-election to U.S. House in North Carolina's 7th congressional district.

North Carolina voters reject amendment that would have given lawmakers dominant role in filling judicial vacancies

North Carolina voters reject amendment that would have given lawmakers dominant role in filling judicial vacancies

Election officials extend voting hours in Tabor City

North Carolina officials say high humidity is to blame after receiving reports that ballots in some precincts can’t be fed through tabulators, but they stress that all ballots will be counted.

Man not allowed to wear Trump shirt votes shirtless

Be careful what you’re wearing to vote Tuesday.

On Election Day, a bald eagle was seen soaring in Murrells Inlet

As many across the country head to the polls Tuesday, a symbol of American democracy was seen soaring in the Murrells Inlet area.

Two polling places moved in New Hanover County

Due to the effects of Hurricane Florence, the NHC Board of Elections made the changes, which affect voters who live in two precincts.

Fact or Fiction: Looking into 2018 political ads

WECT has taken a look at the claims made in the ads, checking for what is fact, and what needs further clarification. In particular, we looked at the ads that use GenX and the water quality turmoil in the region over the last two years.

Need a ride to the polls? Organizations and companies offering free and reduced rate rides

Ride-sharing apps and local organizations are working to get voters to the polls on Election Day.

Water main leak forces room change at New Hanover Co. polling location

In the building at 1241 Military Cutoff Road, voters should go to the Oleander Room instead of the Paynter Room.

Tips for voters heading to the polls

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday morning for mid-term elections.

Michael Lee blames media, ‘dirty politics’ in response to ethics complaint

State Senator Michael Lee (R-New Hanover) held a press conference Friday to address a formal ethics complaint filed against him by two Wilmington residents.

Meet the candidates running for school board in New Hanover Co.

Eight candidates are vying for four seats on the New Hanover County School Board in the upcoming election, Nov. 6. Here’s a breakdown of the candidates and their goals.

'It’s dirty politics’: Libertarian Party members unhappy after candidate endorses incumbent Lee in NC Senate race

Ethan Bickley, a Libertarian candidate running for the District 9 seat in the North Carolina Senate, has decided to endorse the incumbent in the race, Sen. Michael Lee, a Republican seeking re-election to a third term representing most of New Hanover County.

What voters need to know about six constitutional amendments on Tuesday’s ballot

“Once something is codified in the constitution, it becomes very difficult to change,” says UNCW professor Aaron King.

Midterm Elections: Polling places affected by Hurricane Florence

Voters should have been notified by mail if their location has changed.

Incorrect ballots given to voters in Brunswick County

According to a news release from the county’s Board of Elections, some voters were given incorrect ballots at the Leland Cultural Arts Center last week.

GenX, affordable housing dominate discussion at Power Breakfast

The breakfast served as a forum for business leaders to hear from those running for New Hanover County Commission, North Carolina State Senate District 9 and US House of Representatives District 7.

Candidate’s campaign signs defaced with hate speech

County commission candidate finds her campaign signs defaced with hate speech about her sexual orientation.

Pender County residents cast their early votes

Early voting started Wednesday at 7 a.m. and the Board of Elections office in Burgaw was one of many places residents could cast their ballots.

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2018 One Stop Voting Locations

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2018 Sample Ballots

2018 Sample Ballots

2018 Candidate Filings

2018 Candidate Filings in southeastern North Carolina

  Early voting in North Carolina begins Wednesday

Voters can visit any one-stop voting site in their county to vote during the early voting period

Redistricting, school safety, funding are top issues at school board candidates’ forum

Redistricting, school safety and funding were some of the issues discussed at a forum featuring candidates running for seats on the New Hanover County Board of Education

NHC commissioner, school board candidates to meet in forum tonight

Candidates running for New Hanover County Board of Education and Board of Commissioners will attend a forum Thursday, October 4, at 6:30p.m. at the Senior Services Center in Wilmington.

Columbus County Board of Elections closes early voting sites

Early voting doesn't start for another month, but it's already causing controversy in Columbus County.

N.C. election investigators looking into registration drives in New Hanover County

North Carolina election investigators are looking into alleged misconduct involving voter registration drives in several counties, including New Hanover.

NC Board of Elections approves Sunday voting in Brunswick, Pender counties

The State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement approved a proposal allowing voters in Brunswick County to cast their ballots Oct. 28 from noon-4 p.m. at satellite locations.