Proposed Precinct Changes
The Orange County Board of Elections is considering requesting changes to several precincts to improve Election Day operations for Orange County voters.
The Board of Elections will host a public forum on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m. at elections headquarters (208 S. Cameron Str., Hillsborough, NC 27278). Board members and staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Click on the links to the left to view the changes under consideration. The Board is soliciting public comment on the proposals through noon on Friday, Sept. 6.
"Pursuant to Session Law 2019-16, the Orange County Board of Elections has taken up an offer from the North Carolina State Board of Elections to evaluate our current precincts lines and make recommendations to the State Board of Elections for any changes," said Jamie Cox, Chair of the Orange County Board of Elections. "As a county where a majority of our voters cast their ballots during the One Stop Early Voting period, we want to use this opportunity to make sure that our precincts are drawn in a way that provides the most convenient experience for our voters while optimizing use of public resources. We want to make sure that changes are beneficial without being overly disruptive.
"We are committed to conducting this process in an open, transparent way, and hope to hear the thoughts of as many stake-holders throughout the county as possible to ensure all voices are heard."
Any changes recommended by the Orange County Board of Elections would have to be approved by the State Board of Elections. Changes that are approved would become effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Note: The voter history statistics included on each page are from the March 2016 Primary Election, the most recent peak for voting in-person on Election Day.