Welcome to the Johnston County North Carolina Board of Elections Website
    Registered Voters as of: 01/03/2022  Republican: 55,369  Democrat: 40,033  Libertarian: 1,141  Unaffiliated: 49,238  Total: 145,781
County Director of Elections:  Leigh Anne Price




Precinct Officials


Archives and Data


About the Johnston County Board of Elections

It is the mission of the Johnston County Board of Elections to ensure that elections are free, fair, accurate, convenient and accessible to all voters in Johnston County.

Responsibilities of the Elections Office include:

    • Processing and maintaining all voter registration records including new registrations, party and address changes, transfers, and removing deceased and felons from these records.
    • Determining precinct lines and notifying all voters of the correct precincts and districts.
    • Providing elected officials, candidates, and the general public with reliable information as requested.
    • Maintaining contact with precinct officials at all times concerning elections, new laws and training.

The right to vote is one of the most fundamental liberties we enjoy as Americans, and it is also one of our greatest civic responsibilities. Make freedom count. Please register and vote!

Composition of the Board of Elections

The County Board of Elections operates under a five-member board that is appointed every two years. The board is two Democrats, two Republicans, and a Chair that is appointed by the Governor, effective January 31, 2019 ( Session Law 2018-146).

Gordon Woodruff (D)
509 Rosewood Drive
Smithfield, NC 27577                                919-934-4000


Shirley Bell (D)                                  Secretary 
159 Pay Day Lane
Clayton, NC 27520                                   
919-219-3024                                    delta0560@gmail.com                                   

John Shallcross, Jr.  (R)                   Member
717 Sunset Drive 
Smithfield, NC 27577                                919-369-5091                   jshallcrossjr@aol.com                             

 Deborah Zink (R)                               Member
7 Edgecombe Court
Smithfield, NC 27577                             919-394-5354                        rd104@hotmail.com

Deborah Hooker (D)                           Member
510 Fisher Street
Clayton, NC 27520                           919-247-8360                  d.hooker7@icloud.com 



Board of Elections Meetings

The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. Board meetings are usually held in the Board of Elections Conference Room located at 205 S. Second Street, Smithfield, NC 27577.

You may email the Director of Johnston County Board of Elections for questions regarding monthly Board meetings or to ask to be placed on the agenda.