Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram is being challenged by a retired magistrate and former law enforcement officer for sheriff.
Both candidates defeated primary opponents in May.
Ingram, a Republican, has served as sheriff since he was first elected in a special election in May 2008.
In the May 2010 GOP Primary, Ingram defeated Tim Daniels.
In the Democratic Primary, Ingram’s opponent, Democrat E. “Rendy” Lewis, defeated Louie Lewis for the Democratic nomination.