Board of Elections

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The mission of the Chatham County Board of Elections and the Elections Office is to plan, organize, conduct and monitor all elections held in Chatham County to ensure that citizens have the right to vote in fair and impartial elections, in accordance with state and federal election laws. The Board makes policy decisions related to elections and provides direction to the County Elections Director, but the director is appointed by the State Board of Elections.
A major focus of the Elections Office is to maintain accuracy and security of both voter registration information and the voting process, including ensuring that each voter’s records reflect that voter’s correct precinct and ensuring that those who choose to vote have not been deterred or denied in any way.

MEETINGS: The meetings are typically held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm but may vary depending on holidays and election preparations. They are usually held at the Board of Elections Office, located at 984 Thompson Street in Pittsboro. For a calendar of meeting dates and other important election-related dates, click here.  To see meeting minutes, click here.

MEMBERS: The three members of the County Board of Elections are appointed by the two major county political parties. The party of the current Governor determines which party gets two appointments versus one appointment.  For a current list of  members, click here.

CONTACT: Pandora Paschal, Elections Director, 919-545-8500

NOTE: County Commissioner Liaison is Karen Howard

FOR MORE INFORMATION on elections and voter registration, click here.