Board of Elections

***Currently all seats on the State and county boards of elections are vacant. Members are expected to be appointed by the State Board of Elections after January 31, 2019.


  • 4 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • 208 S Cameron Street
    Board of Elections Conference Room
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Kathy Knight, Chair
  • Jamie Cox, Vice Chair
  • Elvira Mebane, Secretary
  • Bob Randall, Member

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the citizens of Orange County with fair, efficient, convenient, and accurate elections within the guidelines of State and Federal Election Laws.

In addition to preparing for and conducting all elections within Orange County, the Orange County Board of Elections is responsible for processing and maintaining all Orange County voter registration records.

Composition of the Board of Elections

The Board is appointed by the North Carolina State Board of Elections and members serve terms of two years beginning the Tuesday following the third Monday in July of odd numbered years*. No more than two members of the County Board shall belong to the same political party. Chair and Co-Chair shall be of different political parties. In 2018 Chair shall be a Republican and Co-Chair shall be a Democrat. At each yearly Board re-organizational meeting the Chair and Co-Chair appointments shall switch to the opposite party affiliation from the previous appointment.

*Litigation in Cooper versus Berger and Moore delayed the current county board appointments until 2018. In 2019, county boards of election shall be appointed by the State Board on the last Tuesday in June and every two years thereafter.