• Nearly everyone has an opinion about who should be president. But most of us have no idea about the candidates for our local elected offices – even though these are the people who set policies and oversee vital services right where we live.

     

    Our elected local officials set property tax rates, oversee fire protection, law enforcement, road repairs, education, and many of the things we like—or dislike—about the town, city or county where we live. Local officials have vast impact, yet few voters decide who they are.

     

    Voter411ENC.org is a nonpartisan public service providing local candidate information in Pitt and Beaufort counties.

     

    We believe it is essential to democracy that people know their candidates' goals and priorities so that they can make an informed choice in this spring's election. We hope this is why you have come to this website. Please vote. Election Day is Nov. 8.

     

    We have the candidate information you need to vote local!!

  • For Candidate Information, Click on the Boxes Containing Each Candidate's Name

    Pitt County Board of Education

    District 1 - Voters Choose One of Three Candidates 

    Gary Davis Jr., candidate for Pitt County Board of Education District 1.

    District 2 - Voters Choose One of Two Candidates

    In all, there are nine members of the Board of Education, and they are elected to four-year terms. Among other things, the board sets policy, priorities and the annual budget for Pitt County Schools. The district employs hundreds of people across 38 K-12 schools and the headquarters office, and it serves more than 22,400 students. The school district’s budget is funded by county, state and federal money. To learn know more, visit the Pitt County Schools website.

    District 5 - Voters Choose One of Three Candidates

    District 7 - Voters Choose One of Two Candidates

    Pitt County Board of Commissioners

    District 5 - Voters Choose One of Two Candidates

    In all, there are nine commissioners. Six represent single districts and three represent combined districts. They are elected to four-year terms. Among other things, commissioners set policy, priorities, property tax rates and the annual budget for the county government. The county government employees work across a variety of departments, including the Sheriff’s Office. To learn more, visit the Pitt County website.

    District 3 - Voters Choose One of Two Candidates

    District 4 - Voters Choose One of Two Candidates

    North Carolina State Senate District 5

    Voters Choose One of Two Candidates

    Pitt County is part of N.C. Senate District 5. In all, there are 50 state senators elected to two-year terms by voters across the state’s 100 counties. The state’s Senate and House of Representatives together are called the General Assembly. Among other things, they make laws set taxes and spend month through the biannual budget (e.g., two-year). To learn more, visit the N.C. Senate website.

    NC House of Representatives - District 8

    Voters Choose One of Two Candidates

    Pitt County is split between the 8th and 9th House districts. In all, there are 120 state representatives elected to two-year terms by voters across the state’s 100 counties. The state’s Senate and House of Representatives together are called the General Assembly. Among other things, they make laws set taxes and spend month through the biannual budget (e.g., two-year). To learn more, visit the N.C. House website.

    We will continue to update this website as more candidates provide their information. Please urge nonparticipating candidates to respond to our request---so that voters aren't left voting on the basis of yard signs -- or worse, not at all. We all vote knowledgeably when we have access to information. The candidates win -- and so do we.

  • Beaufort County Board of Commissioners

    Voters Choose Four Candidates of Four

    In all, there are seven commissioners, and four spots are up for election this fall. Among other things, commissioners set policy, priorities, property tax rates and the annual budget for the county government. The county government employees work in a variety of departments, including the Sheriff’s Office. To learn more, visit the Beaufort County website.

  • WE'RE A NONPARTISAN PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT LOCAL CANDIDATES

    *Voter411ENC.org was founded in 2020 with support from the East Carolina University School of Communication and College of Fine Arts and Communication. It is maintained by Dr. Cindy Elmore and Dr. Brian Massey from the School of Communication. We contacted all candidates in Pitt and Beaufort counties and asked them to tell us and you about their goals and priorities, and to provide a photo.  We aim to be the most comprehensive source for nonpartisan election information about local candidates.  

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