2024 Presidential Primary Elections

What is a Primary Election? 

In North Carolina, the statewide Presidential primary is Tuesday, March 5, 2024.  During this election, voters can choose which candidates they prefer to be on the General ballot in November. The purpose of a primary election is to narrow the field of candidates for the General Election. 

Who Can Vote in the Primary in Hoke County?

Registered voters all over Hoke County will be eligible to vote in the primary elections. However, voters affiliated with any political party will be given a ballot of candidates from their party. Unaffiliated voters may choose the ballot of candidates for any party primary. NOTE: In 2024, the Green Party does not have any primary elections because there are no contested Green Party nominations for any office. 

Candidate Filing in Hoke County

Candidate filing for County Commissioner, Hoke County Register of Deeds, NC House of Representatives District 48, NC Senate District 24, will begin December 4, 2023 at noon and will end December 15, 2023 at noon.  Candidate Filing for Soil and Water Conservation Board will begin June 10, 2024 at noon and will end July 5 at noon. Candidate Filing for the Board of Education will begin July 1, 2024 at noon and will August 5, 2024 at noon. 

Filing Fees are as follows: 
Hoke County Board of Commissioners: $221.00
Hoke County Register of Deeds: $488.00
NC House of Representatives District 48: $139.51
NC Senate District 24: $139.51
Soil and Water Conservation: $5.00
Hoke County Board of Education: $45.00

Voter Registration 

The North Carolina Voter Registration deadline is Friday, February 9, 2024. Any changes you wish to make to your registration including party changes should be completed and in office by the Voter Registration Deadline. Any voter registration applications, must be received by the County Board of Elections office no later than close of business day. View the Voter Registration Tab for details on how to register to vote in North Carolina. 

Voter ID

Voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in North Carolina. Most voters will simply show their driver's license. But there are many other acceptable photo IDs. If a voter does not have an acceptable photo ID, they can get one for free from their County Board of Elections office. Voters can also get a free ID card from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV). All voters will be allowed to vote with or without a photo ID. If a voter cannot show photo ID when voting in person, they can still vote by filling out an ID Exception Form and voting a provisional ballot. Voters who vote by mail must include a photocopy of an acceptable ID when returning their ballot, or they may complete an ID Exception Form. The voter places the photocopy or the Exception form in a pocket on the outside of the ballot container envelope , which is then placed in an outer return envelope to protect the privacy of the voter. 

Acceptable Photo IDs for Voting 

Any of the following that us unexpired or expired for one year or less:

  • North Carolina Driver's License
  • State ID from the NCDMV
  • Driver's  License or non-driver's ID from another state, District of Columbia, or U.S. territory 
    (only if registered in NC within 90 days of the election)
  • US Passport or US Passport Card
  • North Carolina voter photo ID card issued by a county board of elections 
  • College or university student ID approved by the State Board of Elections
  • State or local government or charter school employee ID approved by the State Board of Elections

NOTE: A voter 65 or older may use an expired form of acceptable photo ID if the ID was not expired on their 65th birthday. 

Any of the following, regardless of whether the ID contains an expiration or issuance date:

  • Military or veterans ID card (with photo) issued by the U.S. Government
  • Tribal Enrollment card (with photo) issued by a tribe recognized by the state or a tribe recognized by the federal government
  • ID card (with photo) issued by an agency of the U.S. government or the State of North Carolina for a public assistance program

Early Voting in Hoke County

Hoke County has two early voting locations. The One-Stop Early Voting period is February 15, 2024 - March 2, 2024. Both locations will be open from 8 am - 7:30 pm on weekdays and 8 am - 3 pm on Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

Hoke County Board of Elections (Commissioners Meeting Room) 
227 North Main Street 
Raeford, NC 28376

Rockfish Community Center
2749 Lindsey Road 
Raeford, NC 28376

Sample Ballots 

2024 Democratic Sample Ballot              2024 Libertarian Sample Ballot               2024 Republican Sample Ballot

Candidate Information 

Click here to see candidate contact information. NOTE: This will be updated at the end of Soil and Water Filing and Board of Education Filing.