Municipal Elections

The Municipal Elections schedule is as follows:  Click here for Printable Municipal Election Schedule  

  • Town of Bridgeton with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 4 Commissioners  on two year terms with an election cycle every two years in even years
  • Town of Cove City with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 5 Aldermen on four year terms with an election cycle every four years in even years 
  • Town of Dover with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 5 Aldermen on two year terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 
  • City of Havelock with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of  Mayor and 5 Commissioners on four year staggered terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 
  • City of New Bern with Type 4 election method which is a nonpartisan election runoff election of Mayor and 6 Ward Aldermen on four year terms with an election cycle every four years in odd years
  • Town of River Bend with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of  Mayor  and 5 Council seats  on four year staggered terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 
  • Town of Trent Woods with  a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 3 Commissioners on two year terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 
  • Town of Vanceboro with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of Mayor and 5 Aldermen on four year terms with an election cycle every four years in odd years and does not allow absentee voting.
  • First Craven Sanitary District with a Type 1 election method which is a nonpartisan plurality election of 5 District member seats on four year staggered terms with an election cycle every two years in even years 

Election Dates:   CITY OF NEW BERN MUNICIPAL RUNOFF ELECTION  JULY 26, 2022

                    City of New Bern Mayor: Jeffrey Odham and Toussaint Summers, Jr.

                     City of New Bern Alderman Ward 1:  Sabrina Bengal and Rick Prill    

                   City of New Bern Alderman Ward 2: Jennell Reddick and Hazel Royal  

For Early voting information and an absentee ballot request form, go to Absentee & 1 Stop Voting Information

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The following municipalities will have elections in even years starting November 8, 2022:

FILING DATES (CURRENTLY): Starts 12 noon July 1 and Ends 12 noon July 15, 2022 (Closed July 4, 2022)

Town of Bridgeton-Mayor and 4 Commissioner seats              Town of Dover-Mayor and 5 Aldermen seats

City of Havelock-Mayor and 2 Commissioner seats                 Town of River Bend-3 Councilmen seats

Town of Trent Woods-Mayor and 3 Commissioner seats          First Craven Sanitary District-2 District Member seats

The following municipality has elections in odd years and will have an election on November 7, 2023:

FILING DATES will be announced later but will be around first of July 2023

Town of Vanceboro-Mayor and 5 Aldermen seats  -Does not allow any type of Absentee voting

The following municipality will have the election in even years starting November 5, 2024:

Town of Cove City-Mayor and 5 Aldermen seats


For elections results, history statistics, reports, etc., visit the Voter Statistics and Data page.