Board of Elections
- Lornette McCaskill, Chair
- Gene Shelnutt, Member
- Walter Blue, Member
- Emily Weidner, Member
- Linda Revels, Member
About The Board
The Hoke County Board of Elections is responsible for:
- Registering voters and maintaining voter records;
- Filing candidates, preparing ballots, issuing absentee ballots, and conducting elections;
- Setting precinct lines, and arranging for polling places for each precinct;
- Reviewing petitions, and receiving campaign reports;
- Hearing challenges and protest, and investigating allegations.
§ 163-34. Power of county board of elections to maintain order.
Each county board of elections shall possess full power to maintain order, and to enforce obedience to its lawful commands during its sessions, and shall be constituted an inferior court for that purpose. If any person shall refuse to obey the lawful commands of any county board of elections, or by disorderly conduct in its hearing or presence shall interrupt or disturb its proceedings, it may, by an order in writing, signed by its chairman, and attested by its secretary, commit the person so offending to the common jail of the county for a period not exceeding 30 days. Such order shall be executed by any sheriff to whom the same shall be delivered, or if a sheriff shall not be present, or shall refuse to act, by any other person who shall be deputed by the county board of elections in writing, and the keeper of the jail shall receive the person so committed and safely keep him for such time as shall be mentioned in the commitment: Provided, that any person committed under the provisions of this section shall have the right to post a two hundred dollar ($200.00) bond with the clerk of the superior court and appeal to the superior court for a trial on the merits of his commitment.
§ 163-39. Limitation on political activities.
No individual subject to this Article shall: (1) Make written or oral statements intended for general distribution or dissemination to the public at large supporting or opposing the nomination or election of one or more clearly identified candidates for public office. (2) Make written or oral statements intended for general distribution or dissemination to the public at large supporting or opposing the passage of one or more clearly identified referendum proposals. (3) Solicit contributions for a candidate, political committee, or referendum committee. Individual expressions of opinion, support, or opposition not intended for general public distribution shall not be deemed a violation of this Article. Nothing in this Article shall be deemed to prohibit participation in a political party convention as a delegate. Nothing in this Article shall be deemed to prohibit a board member or board employee from making a contribution to a candidate, political committee, or referendum committee. Nothing in this Article shall be deemed to prohibit a board member or board employee from advising other government entities as to technical matters related to election administration or revision of electoral district boundaries