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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Notice of Primary Election - Tuesday, March 5, 2024




The statewide primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. 


Voters will be asked to show photo ID when they vote. Voters who lack ID can get one for free from their county board of elections. If a voter does not have ID when they go to vote, they can still have their vote counted by either signing a form at the polls to explain why they are unable to show ID, or by voting a provisional ballot and returning to the county board of elections with their ID by 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2024. Find out more at 


Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. 


Early voting will be held at the following locations from Thursday, February 15, 2024, through Saturday, March 2, 2024:

  • County Office Building, PATS Conference Room (1717 W. 5th St., Greenville NC 27834)
  • Agricultural Center (403 Government Cir., Greenville NC 27834)
  • Center at Alice F. Keene Park (4561 County Home Rd., Greenville NC 27858)
  • ECU Student Center (501 E. 10th St., Greenville NC 27858)
  • Winterville Fire Station, Community Room (2593 Railroad St., Winterville NC 28590)


              Weekdays, February 15 – March 1           Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, February 24 and March 2       Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 25                                   Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters who have requested them beginning January 19, 2024. Absentee ballots must be received by the county board of elections no later than 7:30 p.m. on March 5, 2024. A voter can fill out an absentee ballot request at, or by filling out a request form provided by the county board of elections office. The request must be received through the website or by the Pitt County Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m. February 27, 2024. 


In the primary election, voters will select nominees for a political party to move on to the general election on November 5th. Contests on the ballot include U.S. President, U.S. House, N.C. Governor and other Council of State Offices, N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice, N.C. Court of Appeals, N.C. House and Senate, and county offices. In the primary, voters affiliated with a political party will be given a ballot of candidates for their party, if their party has a primary. Unaffiliated voters may choose to vote in any party’s primary, but they may select only one party’s ballot.


The voter registration deadline for this election is 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 9, 2024. Eligible individuals who are not registered by that deadline may register and vote at any early voting site during the early voting period. New registrants will be required to provide current documentation of their residence (for example, a government ID, other government document, or a paycheck, bank statement, or utility bill). Voters who wish to change party affiliation must do so by the February 9 deadline. 


Questions? Call the Pitt County Board of Elections Office at 252-902-3300 or send an email to



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