2022 Primary Elections


What is a Primary Election?

In North Carolina, the statewide primary is Tuesday, May 17, 2022. 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 election. However, voter affiliated with any political party will be given a ballot of candidates for their party.  Unaffiliated voters may choose the ballot of candidates for any party primary. NOTE: In 2022, the Libertarian Party does not have any primary elections because there are no contested Libertarian nominations for any office. 

Candidate Filing in Hoke County

Candidate Filing for County Commissioner, Hoke County Sheriff and Clerk of Superior Court has ended as of March 4, 2022 at noon. Candidate filing for Soil and Water will begin June 13 at noon and ends July 1 at noon. The filing fee is set at $5.00. Candidate filing for the Hoke County Board of Education will begin July 1 at noon and will end July 15 at noon. The filing fee is set at $45.00.  NOTE: Sheriff's Candidates will bypass the Primary Election and will appear on the General Ballot in November.

Voter Registration

The North Carolina Voter Registration Deadline is Friday, April 22, 2022. 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. 

Voter ID


A North Carolina Superior Court has permanently enjoined the law requiring photo ID for voting.  Following a trial in April 2021, a three-judge panel in the Holmes v. Moore case concluded that the voter photo ID law violated the North Carolina Constitution. The court's decision, which was issued on September 17, 2021, means that voter are NOT REQUIRED to show photo ID in elections in North Carolina.

Early Voting in Hoke County

Hoke County has two early voting locations. The One-Stop Early Voting period is  April 28, 2022 - May 14, 2022.  Both locations will be open from 8am-7:30 pm on weekdays and 8am-3pm on Saturdays. Closed Sundays.

Hoke County Board of Elections

227 North Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376

Rockfish Community Center

2749 Lindsey Road, Raeford, NC 28376

Sample Ballots

2022 Democrat Sample Ballot                                                                 2022 Republican Sample Ballot

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