Board of Elections
To provide the citizens of Robeson County with the maximum opportunity to become registered voters and to vote all primaries and election irrespective of race, sex, religion, age, party affiliation or physical disabilities and provide the citizens with information about voter registration and elections.
An estimated 10,000 ballots statewide have deficiencies that require a cure.
The State Board will provide updated numbers of deficient ballots as county
boards begin processing these ballots and entering them into the statewide
election management system.
Under the new guidance for curing absentee ballots, the following actions
will be taken by county boards of elections:
* If a voter returns a ballot without a witness signature or assistant
signature (if the voter received assistance), a new ballot will be issued by
mail to the voter. The first ballot will be spoiled. If the voter already
voted in person during the early voting period, a new ballot will not be
* If a voter returns a ballot with a deficiency other than a missing
witness or assistant signature, the county board will send the voter a
certification to sign and return to ensure the ballot is counted. Such
deficiencies include envelopes not signed by the voter or signed by the
voter in the wrong place, as well as envelopes missing the printed name or
address of the witness or assistant (if the voter received assistance). Any
"Absentee Cure Certification" must be received by the voter's county board
of elections no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, November 12.
* County boards are expected to contact any voter with an absentee
ballot deficiency in writing within one business day to inform the voter of
the deficiency and how to correct it.
Also as a result of recent court decisions, the State Board of Elections on
Monday released Numbered Memo 2020-22. This memo directs county boards of
elections to accept absentee ballots received in the mail through 5 p.m.
November 12, provided that they are postmarked on or before Election Day,
Tips for Voters with 15 Days Until Election Day
* If voting by mail, please return your completed ballot as soon as
possible. You may place your ballot in the mail. You may also hand-deliver
it to your county board of elections office until 5 p.m. November 3 or drop
it off at an early voting site in your county during the early voting
period, which ends October 31.
* If voting by mail, please remember to follow instructions carefully
and complete all required sections of the absentee ballot return envelope.
These include the voter's signature, the printed name and address of the
witness and the signature of the witness. If the voter receives assistance,
the assistant's information must also be filled out on the envelope.
* Voters who requested an absentee ballot by mail but have not yet
returned it may vote in person if they prefer, either during the early
voting period or on Election Day. Simply discard the absentee by mail
ballot. It will be spoiled after you vote in person.
* Voters may determine whether their ballot was accepted by signing up
for BallotTrax: https://northcarolina.ballottrax.net/voter/. Absentee and
in-person early voters may also check whether their ballot was accepted
through the State Board's Voter Search tool:
https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/VoterInfo/. Finally, a voter may contact their
county board of elections.
* In-person early voting ends October 31. For county-by-county sites
and schedules, go here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/OSSite/.
* On Election Day, November 3, polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to
7:30 p.m. Voters should go to their assigned polling place. Voters may find
their Election Day polling place through the Voter Search tool:
2020 Deadlines for Requesting an Absentee Ballot
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 27th by 5:00 p.m., in order to vote in the upcoming Presidential General Election, held on November 3rd, 2020".
Please Note: Absentee By Mail Requests must be received in our office or postmarked no later than 5:00 p. m
Approved One-Stop Plan for General Election 2020.
On August 5th, 2020, the Members of the Robeson County Board of Elections unanimously approved a One-Stop (early Voting) plan for the upcoming General Election to be held on November 3rd, 2020.
Due to COVID 19 and in order to practice social distancing, one additional site was chosen (Pembroke Fire Dept.) and the site location for the Lumberton Office was changed to the adjacent Pine Street Gym.
Lumberton (Office) - (new) Pine Street Gym
Beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, - Friday Oct.16, at 8:15 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.
Mon - Fri. Oct. 19 -Oct 23, 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Mon - Fri. Oct. 26, - Oct. 30, 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 31, 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 pm.
Fairmont - Senior Citizens Center/ Fire Hall
Maxton - Gilbert Patterson Library
Pembroke - Pembroke Public Library, (new site) Town of Pembroke Fire Dept.
Red Springs- Community Building
St. Pauls- National Guard Armory
All satellite sites Begin on Thursday, Oct. 15th- Oct 16, 8:00 a.m. -7:30 p.m.
Sunday Oct 18th, 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Mon. - Fri. Oct. 19-Oct. 23, 8:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Oct 24, 8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Mon.- Fri. Oct. 26-Oct. 30, 8:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Oct 31, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Until further order of the court, voters are not required to show photo ID. The law was enjoined by a federal district court on December 31, 2019. This page will be updated if new information becomes available
800 N. Walnut Street
Lumberton, NC. 28358
P. O. Box 2159
Lumberton, NC 28359
Office Telephone: 910-671-3080
Fax Telephone: 910-737-5094
Office Hours: (Monday-Friday)
8:15 am – 5:15 pm
Robeson County BOE Links:
800 N. Walnut Street Lumberton, NC. 28358
P. O. Box 2159
Lumberton, NC 28359
Information about Absentee Voting
Find your One Stop (early voting) site
Director - Tina Bledsoe
Senior Deputy of Elections - Vacant
Senior Deputy of Elections - Ninevetch Carmona
Deputy of Elections - Jerri Patterson
Administrative Support Technician - Vacant
Larry Townsend, Chairman
Krystal Melvin, Board Member
Jack Moody, Board Member
Marion Thompson, Board Member
Keith Shooter, Board Member
Robeson County Board of Elections meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm, held at the Robeson BOE Office, 800 North Walnut Street, Lumberton, NC 28358. Regular Scheduled Meetings may be canceled or re-scheduled as needed.
If you wish to speak during a meeting, please call
910-671-3080 and speak to the Director about being added to the Agenda.
Absentee Board Meeting:
Sept.29th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Absentee
October 6th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Absentee---AGENDA
Oct.8th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Absentee Meeting (If needed)
October 13th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Absentee
October 20th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Absentee
Oct. 22nd, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Absentee Meeting (If needed)
October 27th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Absentee
November 2nd, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Absentee
November 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Count Absentee
November 6th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Supplemental Absentee
November 13th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Count Provisionals
November 13th, 2020 11:00 a.m. Canvass