Meeting & Notices

NOTICE: Notice of Candidate filing Stay Lifted              Press Release

NOTICE: Candidate Filing for Certain Offices Suspended.

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING

Candidate filing for the March 3, 2022 statewide primary elections begins at noon on Monday, December 6, 2021 and ends at noon on Friday, December 17, 2021.
Primary candidates for the following offices will file with the State Board of Elections:

Office                                                    Filing Fee
U.S. Senate                                           $1,740
U.S. House of Representatives         $1,740
N.C. Supreme Court Justice               $1,567
Judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals   $1,502
Superior Court Judge                          $1,421
District Court Judge                            $1,251
District Attorney                                 $1,374

Primary candidates for the following offices file with Columbus County Board of Elections located at 123 Lee Ave, Bldg. B, Whiteville North Carolina:  

Office                                                    Filing Fee
State Senator                                                $140
State House of Representative                 $140
Clerk of Court:                                          $1,103
Sheriff:                                                          $707
County Commissioners:                            $142
(Districts 1, 6 and 7)

Rescheduled Whiteville City Municipal Election Candidate filing will begin on January 3, 2022 at noon and end on January 7, 2022 at noon. Whiteville City Municipal candidates will file with Columbus County Board of Elections located at 123 Lee Ave, Bldg. B, Whiteville North Carolina.  The filing fee is $5.00.

NOTICE:  UOCAVA Election Notice Col County-03822.pdf

NOTICE: The Columbus County Board of Elections meeting scheduled for November 22, 2021 has been rescheduled to December 6, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.  Said meeting shall take place at the new offices located at 123 Lee Ave, Whiteville North Carolina.

NOTICE: A mandatory recount will be conducted on the Brunswick Town Commissioner Election conducted on November 2, 2021.  Said recount will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Columbus County Board of Elections offices located at 2322 James B White Hwy N., in Whiteville North Carolina

NOTICE: The sample hand eye count for Waccamaw and Cerro Gordo precincts will take place after the supplemental absentee meeting previously scheduled on Friday November 5, 2021  at 5:00 p.m.

NOTICE: The Columbus County Board of Elections will be conducting logic and Accuracy testing on Wednesday September 29, 2021 for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Elections beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Said testing will take place at the Columbus County Board of Elections Office located at 2322 James B. White Hwy., N , Whiteville North Carolina

NOTICE:  The Columbus County Board of Elections will meet on the following dates at 5:00 p.m. (if necessary) to approve absentee applications for the Municipal Elections to be held on November 2, 2021. The meetings will be held at the Board of Election’s Office, located at 2322 James B. White Hwy N. in Whiteville, NC pursuant to G.S. 163.230 Any other business transacted by the Board will be done at this time.    

  • Tuesday, September 28,2021            
  • Tuesday, October 5,2021                       
  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021    
  • Tuesday, October 19,2021    
  • Tuesday, October 26,2021        
  • Monday, November 1, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The absentee Counts will take place on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.

Katherine Horne, Chairman
Columbus County Board of Elections

NOTICE of Municipal Elections (click to view)

NOTICE:  The Columbus County Board of Elections will meet in accordance with GS 143-318(6) Personnel Issues on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  Said meeting shall take place at the Columbus County Board of Elections office located at 2322 James B. White Hwy. N., Whiteville, North Carolina.

NOTICE:  The Columbus County Board of Elections will meet on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of swearing in the newly appointed Precinct Officials.
Precinct Chief Judges and Judges will take their oaths of Office at the Columbus County Courthouse (Courtroom C) located at 113 Courthouse Square in Whiteville, North Carolina.  The honorable Jesse Hill, Clerk to the Superior Court will conduct the swearing in.

NOTICE: Columbus County Board of Elections meets every second and fourth Monday at 3:00pm at 2322 James B White Hwy N, Whiteville, NC  28472

NOTICE: The Columbus County Board of Elections will meet on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 12:00 noon to conduct acceptance testing on Voting Equipment.  Said testing will take place at the Columbus County Board of Elections office located at 2322 James B. White Hwy. N, Whiteville NC

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING FOR TOWN OF LAKE WACCAMAW

The Columbus County Board of Elections will begin Candidate filing for the November 2, 2021 Municipal Election for the Town of Lake Waccamaw at 12:00 noon on July 26, 2021 and will end on August 13, 2021 at 12:00 noon.
The following seats are up for Election:
CONTEST    NUMBER OF SEATS
TOWN OF LAKE WACCAMAW MAYOR    1
TOWN OF LAKE WACCAMAW TOWN COMMISSIONER-EAST WARD    1
TOWN OF LAKE WACCAMAW TOWN COMMISSIONER WEST WARD    1

The filing fee is $5.00

OFFICIAL ELECTION NOTICE

ABSENTEE REQUEST FOR FOR 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

CANDIDATES FILED TO DATE

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING FOR CANDIDATES THAT ARE ELECTED BY DISTRICT

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING FOR TOWN OF LAKE WACCAMAW

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE FILING FOR CANDIDATES THAT DO NOT RUN OR ARE NOT ELECTED BY DISTRICT

Board of Elections Zoom Meeting ID - 537-162-5584

Election Campaign Finance Resources

View the financial requirements of political campaigns in North Carolina, access forms and reporting schedules, and more.

Contact Us

Office Hours:  8:30am - 5:00pm
Email: Columbus.BOE@columbusco.org

Carla Strickland, Director
123 Lee Avenue
Post Office Box 37
Whiteville, NC 28472

Tel: (910)640-6609
Fax: (910)640-0916

Board Members
Katherine Horne, Chair
David McPherson, Secretary
Brenda Ebron, Member
Bonita Blakney, Member
Tucker Mac Ward, Member

Staff Members
Felicia Brown, Election Specialist
Ashley Collins, Senior Election Specialist

Meeting Minutes

Columbus County Board of Elections meets every second and fourth Monday at 3:00pm at 2322 James B White Hwy N, Whiteville, NC 28472

Agendas Minutes
  July 20, 2021
  July 26, 2021
August 9, 2021 August 9, 2021
  August 17, 2021
August 23, 2021 August 23, 2021
September 13, 2021 September 13, 2021
September 27, 2021 September 27, 2021
October 11, 2021 October 11, 2021
October 25, 2021 October 25, 2021
November 8, 2021 November 8, 2021