A general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Bladen County to vote on the candidates for the following offices:
Clerk of Superior Court
Register of Deeds
Board of Commissioners District 1, 2, 3
Board of Education At-Large
Board of Education District 1, 2, 3
Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor
US House of Representatives District 07
US House of Representatives District 09
NC State Senate District 08
NC House of Representatives District 22
District Attorney District 15
NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 1
NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 1
NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 2
NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 3
NC District Court Judge District 13 Seat 1
NC District Court Judge District 13 Seat 2
Official explanations of constitutional amendments can be found at ncsbe.gov/Elections/2018-Election-Information or on the Bladen County website.
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. n the day of the election, Tuesday, November 6, 2018. One Stop early voting will be held at the Bladen County Library located at 111 South Cypress Street in lieu of the CBE office. This will be the only One Stop site for the County. One Stop early voting will be open from Wednesday, October 17, 2018, until 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Times of operation are 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. excluding Sundays. Canvass will be held in the Bladen County Board of Elections office at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018.
Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on a Absentee Request Form (available at the State Board of Elections website and at the county board of elections office or website), and must be received at the Bladen County Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelop that must be witnessed by two qualified persons or a notary public. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Bladen County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Election Day (ballots received by mail after this time will be timely if received within three business days and postmarked by Election Day). Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a qualified person of their choice. If the voter lives in a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility such as cna arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and witnesses.
Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters. Curbside voting is available for voters who are not able to enter the voting site.
All persons who are registered to vote with the Bladen County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Friday, October 12, 2018, to vote in this election. Voters who are not registered in the County by October 27, 2018, may still register and vote during the One Stop early voting period. Persons who register during One Stop will be required to provide documentation of their identity and residence. Voters who wish to change party affiliation or who must update their name or address must do so by October 22, 2018. Voters who fail to make a change in name or address by that time must update the infomration when presenting to vote, and may be asked to vote a provisional ballot.
Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a Multipartisan Assistance Team visit to a facility, or other election matters may call the Bladen County Board of Elections sat 910-862-6951.
Bobby Ludlum, Chairman
Bladen County Board of Elections