Stories in Election2023

Mary Ellon Ballance to run for Dare Commissioner

Dare County Board of Education Member Mary Ellon Balance issued this Nov. 21 release announcing her intention to run for the Dare County Board of Commissioners representing District 4 in the fall 2024 election. The current District 4 representative on the board is Danny Couch.  Full story

Nov 21

Dare Republican Party selects Bea Basnight to fill vacancy on board of commissioners

By Mark Jurkowitz  | Outer Banks Voice
Bea Basnight, who had previously served 12 years on the Dare County Board of Education, has been selected by the Executive Committee of the Dare County Republican Party to fill the vacancy on the Dare County Board of Commissioners created when Jim Tobin passed away on Oct. 18.  The board of commissioners will vote on approving her appointment at its Dec. 4 meeting. Full story

Nov 11

Dare County elections on Tuesday, Nov. 7

Here’s what to know as you head to the polls
Tuesday, Nov. 7 is Election Day in Dare County with local races in all six municipalities. Here is a listing of the candidates on the ballot and the towns they are running in. Full story

Nov 5

Windley and Wickstrom defeat incumbent mayors in Kill Devil Hills, Manteo

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
There will be new mayors in Kill Devil Hills and Manteo after incumbent commissioners defeated the incumbent mayors in both towns in the Nov. 7 municipal elections. Overall, turnout for this “off-year” election in Dare County was 24%, with 4,387 voters casting ballots. That represents an increase over the 2021 numbers, when 21% of the eligible electorate, 3,490 voters, cast their ballots. Full story

Nov 7

Duck candidates discuss issues from beach access to snarled traffic

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
In Duck, where all five town council seats are up for grabs this fall, four incumbents are seeking re-election, two challengers are making a bid for the council and one incumbent is not seeking another term. Full story

Oct 24

Nags Head candidates discuss subjects from stormwater to the Soundside Event Site

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
When the four candidates for the Nags Head Board of Commissioners were asked to name the most important issue facing the town during the Oct. 5 League of Women Voters forum, they offered a variety of answers. Full story

Oct 19

Affordable housing takes center stage at KDH candidate forum

By Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Perhaps more than anything else, the Oct. 4 League of Women Voters candidate forum in Kill Devil Hills served to showcase the differences between the town’s two mayoral candidates—particularly on the issue of affordable housing. Full story

Oct 14

Candidates make their case at Kitty Hawk forum 

Discuss issues from housing to the town’s natural beauty
By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice

With two open seats and three candidates for the town council, incumbent David Hines and challengers Ron Tumolo and Dylan Tillett answered constituent questions at the Kitty Hawk Dare County League of Women Voters forum on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at Kitty Hawk Town Hall. Full story

Oct 12

Housing issues are front and center at Manteo candidates’ forum

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
In the second in a series of candidate forums sponsored by the Dare County League of Women Voters (LWV), candidates for Manteo’s Board of Commissioners gathered at the Manteo Town Hall on the night of Oct.  3. Full story

Oct 7

Southern Shores Council hopefuls vie for votes at LWV candidate forum

By Kip Tabb | Outer Banks Voice
With four candidates vying for three open positions on the Southern Shores Town Council, the Dare County League of Women Voters (LWV) kicked off a series of candidate forums on Monday, Oct. 2.  The forums are designed to highlight candidate positions on issues of concern to the voters in their town. Full story

Oct 6

Early voting in Dare County runs through Nov. 3

There are competitive local races in all six towns
Early voting for the 2023 fall municipal elections in Dare County begins on Thursday, Oct. 19. In the six Dare County municipalities, there are local races for the seats on boards of commissioners or town councils and in some cases, for mayor. Full story

Oct 16

There are no off years in our democracy

By Laura Singletary, Co-president, League of Women Voters of Dare County
On Election Day – Nov. 7 – voters will make important decisions regarding the future of our communities.  Full story

Oct 16