The Board of Elections is a five member board appointed each odd numbered year to a two year term. The Board Chair is appointed by the Governor and the other four members are appointed by the State Board of Elections. The Chair is of the same party as the sitting Governor and the other four members are made up of two Democrats and two Republicans. All 100 counties in North Carolina have a Board of Elections.
The Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in its jurisdiction. The Board is also responsible for hiring a Director to carry out the daily administrative tasks assigned to the Board. While each Board is funded by their respective county, the Board operates under the direct guidance of the State Board of Elections.