Official Explanation of the "Defense of Marriage" Amendment on the May 8th, 2012 Ballot


The Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission has approved language for an official explanation of the proposed amendment that can be provided to voters to assist them in understanding the amendment. The Commission has only three members including Secretary of State Marshall, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and the General Assembly’s Legislative Services Officer George Hall. Concerns about the official explanation should be directed to the Commission and not to the State Board of Elections or a county board of elections.

Click on the following link to view the explanation:

Get your Sample Ballot Online!

Voter specific sample ballots are now available online. Click on the following link to search for your current voter information and view your sample ballot for the May 8th, 2012 Primary Elections.

Once you access your voter information, click on "sample ballot"

NOTE: Unaffiliated Voters are allowed to choose which Party Primary they would like to participate in at the time of voting. If you are an unaffiliated voter, all choices will be displayed but you will only be able to participate in one primary and will declare which party at the time of voting.

2012 Candidate List for Beaufort County is now available

Click on the following link to view candidates for the 2012 Elections in Beaufort County, North Carolina 

Filing Period for State and County Elections Opens Noon 2/13/2012

The filing period for State and County Elections will open at Noon on February 13, 2012 and will close at Noon on February 29, 2012.   Filing forms are provided below.  (Source: NCSBOE.GOV)