Elective Offices

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General Information

This section of the Carteret County GOP website is dedicated to general information about elections and elective offices. This information is found on the NC State Board of Elections website at www.ncsboe.gov/ .

All 28 precincts in Carteret county are in the:
  • 3rd US Congressional District
  • 2nd NC Senatorial District
  • 13th NC House District
  • 3B NC Judicial District

Elections can be broadly divided into two categories: Statewide general elections (often simply called "general elections") and municipal elections.

Municipal Elections

Most municipal elections occur in odd-numbered years, however municipalities are allowed some latitude in planning their elections. Municipal elections are held to elect the governing officials (mayor, city council, town council, etc.) of cities, villages and towns across North Carolina. Not all municipalities will have an election in a given odd-numbered year. A few municipalities elect their officials in even-numbered years. Although municipal elections are conducted by county boards of election, only residents of the municipality are qualified to vote in the election. These voters must have resided in the municipality for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.

North Carolina law allows for four different types of municipal election methods. These four methods have been outlined by the North Carolina Legislature in Chapter 163, Article 24 of the North Carolina General Statutes. A municipality's chosen method of election is codified in their charter but must be one of the four types outlined by the State in order to comply with state law.

General Elections

Statewide general elections take place every two years on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November. This means that they can occur as early as November 2 or as late as November 8, depending on when the first Monday falls. Statewide general elections always occur in even-numbered years. Every other statewide general election has the office of President of the United States on the ballot.

Although the presidency is the most notable contest voted on during statewide general elections, the North Carolina General Statutes outline other national, state, and county offices to be voted on during a statewide general election.

Elected Offices

Elected Carteret County Officials

(from www.nc-carteretcounty.civicplus.com/487/Elected-County-Ofiicials )

US Senate
  • 6 year term
  • Richard Burr
    • 217 Russell Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20510
    • 202-224-3154
  • Thom Tillis
    • G55 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20510
    • 202-224-6342
US House of Representatives
  • 2 year term
  • Walter B Jones
    • 2333 Rayburn House Bldg
    • Washington, DC 20515
    • 202-225-3415
NC State Senate 2nd District
  • 2 year term
  • Norman W. Sanderson
    • 300 N Salisbury St, Room 29, Raleigh, NC 27603
    • 919-733-5706
    • Email: Norman.Sanderson@ncleg.net
NC State House of Representatives 13th District
  • 2 year term
  • Pat McElraft
    • 634 Legislative Office Building, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925
    • 919-733-6275
    • Email: Pat.McElraft@ncleg.net
Clerk of Court
  • 4 year term
  • Pam Hanson
Register of deeds
  • 4 year term
  • Karen Hardesty
Sheriff
  • 4 year term
  • Asa Buck
County Commissioner
  • 2 year term
  • District 1
    • Includes voting precincts of Bogue, Cape Carteret/Cedar Point, Peletier, and Stella
    • Robin Comer, Vice-Chairman
      • 322-C Farm Road, Cape Carteret, NC 28582
      • 252-393-3244
      • Email: robin.comer@carteretcountync.gov
  • District 2
    • Includes voting precincts of Newport 2, Portion of Newport 1, Portion of Broad Creek
    • Bill Smith
      • 108 Bobby’s Lane, Newport, NC 28570
      • 252-223-3973
      • Email: wsmith@carteretcountync.gov
  • District 3
    • Includes voting precincts of Morehead 2, Morehead 3, Morehead 4, Wildwood, Portion of Broad Creek and Portion of Morehead 1
    • Bob Cavanaugh
      • 1403 Chip Shot Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557
      • 252-732-0231
      • Email: bob.cavanugh@carteretcountync.gov
    • Mark Mansfield, Chair
      • PO Box 1681, Morehead City, NC 28557
      • Email: mark.mansfield@carteretcountync.gov
  • District 4
    • Includes voting precincts of Atlantic Beach, Indian Beach/Salter Path, Pine Knoll Shores, Emerald Isle and Portion of Morehead 1
    • Jimmy Farrington
      • PO Box 4102, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
      • 252-723-0002
      • Email: jimmy.farrington@carteretcountync.gov
  • District 5
    • Includes voting precincts of Beaufort 1, Beaufort 2, Mill Creek, Portion of Newport 1, Portions of Wiregrass/Harlowe
    • Ed Wheatly
      • 156 Howland Parkway, Beaufort, NC 28516
      • 252-728-5427
      • Email: ed.wheatly@carteretcountync.gov
  • District 6
    • Includes voting precincts of Otway/Straits/Bettie, Atlantic/Cedar Island/Sea Level, Davis/Stacy/Williston, Harkers Island, Marshallberg/Smyrna, Merrimon, North River, Portion of Wiregrass/Harlowe
    • Jonathan Robinson
      • 682 Seashore Drive, Atlantic, NC 28511
      • 252-269-4970
      • Email: jonathanrobinson@embarqmail.com

Board of Education

  • 2 year term
  • District 1
    • Includes voting precincts of Bogue, Cape Carteret/Cedar Point, Emerald Isle, Peletier, and Stella
    • John McLean, Jr
      • 507 Deer Creek Drive, Cape Carteret, NC 28584
      • 252-764-2154
      • Email: Jjhn.mclean@carteretk12.org
  • District 2
    • Includes voting precincts of Newport 1, Newport
    • Jake Godwin
      • 231 Millis Road, Newport, NC 28570
      • 910-736-0707
      • Email: jake.godwin@carteretk12.org
  • District 3
    • Includes voting precincts of Morehead 2, Morehead 3, Morehead 4, Broad Creek, Wildwood
    • Melissa Ehlers
      • 209 Glen Abby Drive, Morehead City, NC 28557
      • 252-716-1725
      • Email: melissa.ehlers@carteretk12.org
    • Blake Beadle
      • 1604 Four Iron Road, Morehead City, NC 28557
      • 252-646-7887
      • Email: blake.beadle@carteretk12.org
  • District 4
    • Includes voting precincts of Atlantic Beach, Indian Beach/Salter Path, Pine Knoll Shores, Mill Creek, Morehead 1 and Morehead 3
    • Travis Day
      • 708 Bay Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
      • 252-515-0101
      • Email: travis.day@carteretk12.org
  • District 5
    • Includes voting precincts of Beaufort 1, Beaufort 2, Merrimon, North River and Wiregrass/Harlowe
    • Perry Harker, Chair
      • 512 Pollock St, Beaufort, NC 28516
      • 252-728-7201
      • Email: perry.harker@carteretk12.org
  • District 6
    • Includes voting precincts of Otway/Straits/Bettie, Atlantic/Sea Level, Cedar Island, Davis/Stacy/Williston, Harkers Island and Marshallberg/Smyrna
    • June Fulcher, Vice-Chair
      • PO Box184
      • Atlantic, NC 28511
      • Email: jun.fulcher@carteretk12.org
Elected Municipal Officials in Carteret County

(from www.nc-carteretcounty.civicplus.com/488/Elected-Municipal-Officials )

  • Atlantic Beach
    • PO Box 10, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
    • 252-726-2121
    • www.atlanticbeach-nc.com
    • Mayor: A.B. “Trace” Cooper
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: Harry Archer, Richard Porter, Danny Navey, Rich Johnson, Austin Waters
  • Beaufort
    • PO Drawer 390, Beaufort, NC 28516
    • 252-728-2241
    • www.beaufortnc.org
    • Mayor: Everett S. “Rett” Newton
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: Ann H. Carter, John Hagle, Sharon Harker, Marianna Hollinshead, Charles S. McDonald
  • Bogue
    • 121 Chimney Branch Rd, Bogue, NC 28570
    • 252-393-3055
    • www.bogue-nc.org
    • Mayor: Rick Taylor
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: Edgar “Eddie” Morton, Robert O’Chat, Herbert Page, David Padgett, Charles A. Wilton
  • Cape Carteret
    • 102 Dolphin St, Cape Carteret, NC 28584
    • 252-393-8483
    • www.townofcapecarteret.org
    • Mayor: Dave Fowler
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: Charlie Evans, Jerry B. Ferguson, Don Miller, Steve Martin, Minnie Traux
  • Cedar Point
    • PO Box 1687, Swansboro, NC 28584
    • 252-393-7898
    • www.cedarpointnc.org
    • Mayor: Scott Hatsell
    • 4 Commissioners/Councilmen: Sam B. Meadows III, David Winberry, Frankie Winberry, Pamela Castellano
  • Emerald Isle
    • 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
    • 252-354-3424
    • www.emeraldisle-nc.org
    • Mayor: Eddie Barbour
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: Candace Dooley, Stephen C. Finch, Mark Taylor, Floyd Messer, Jr, Jim Normille
  • Indian Beach
    • 1400 Salter Path Rd, Salter Path, NC 28575
    • 252-247-3344
    • www.indianbeach.org
    • Mayor: Stewart Pickett
    • 4 Commissioners/Councilmen: Joel Fortune, Bob Ivey, E. Dale Williford, Peter J. Wylie
  • Morehead City
    • PO Drawer M, Morehead City, NC 28557
    • 252-726-6848
    • www.moreheadcitync.org
    • Mayor: Jerry Jones
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: George Ballou, Bill Taylor, Harvey Walker, Diane Warrender, Keri McCann
  • Newport
    • PO Box 1869, Newport, NC 28570
    • 252-223-4749
    • www.townofnewport.com
    • Mayor: Dennis R. Barber
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: Mark Eadie, Danny E. Fornes, David M. Heath. Jim “Mac” McCoy, Chuck Shinn
  • Peletier
    • PO Box 2125, Swansboro, NC 28584
    • 252-393-8666
    • www.townofpeletiernc.com
    • Mayor: Dale Sowers
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: David Bragg, Angie Holmes Dunn, William “Bill” D. Norris, III, Larry Rhue, Dan Taylor
  • Pine Knoll Shores
    • 100 Municipal Circle, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
    • 252-247-4353
    • www.townofpks.org
    • Mayor: Ken Jones
    • 5 Commissioners/Councilmen: John R Brodman, Larry S. Corsello, Clarksoin Edwards, Bill Knechyt, Ted Goetzinger
  • Harkers Island
    • Sanitary Board: Arnold Asdenti, Myron D. Johnson, Fred Schramm, Wayne Willis, Clifford A. Rice




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