North Carolina Electoral Resource

DID YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING ABOUT North Carolina

The infamous pirate Blackbeard was killed by British troops off North Carolina's Outer Banks in 1718.

In one of the nation’s most intriguing mysteries, a group of around 150 colonists from Plymouth, England, who had landed on Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina in July 1587 vanished without a trace, except for the word “Croatoan” scratched on a post that had enclosed the settlement. Although there have been several hypotheses as to what occurred, historians and archaeologists have been unable to find evidence to support any of them.

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The first child born in America of English descent was a girl named Virginia Dare. Born on August 18, 1587, Virginia was one of the members of the “Lost Colony,” discovered missing on what would have been her 3rd birthday by her grandfather John White, who had originally led the colonial expedition to Roanoke Island but later returned to England for supplies.

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Angered by the Navigation Acts, which imposed taxes on colonial goods, and the abuse of power flaunted by the customs collector and deputy governor, Thomas Miller, a group of about 40 rebels imprisoned Miller and seized control of local government in 1677. John Culpeper, one of the group’s leaders, was tried for treason in England, but was acquitted and returned to Albemarle. The uprising became known as Culpeper’s Rebellion.

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Orville and Wilbur Wright’s first powered airplane flight on December 17, 1903, covered only 120 feet and lasted only 12 seconds.

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During World War II, approximately 10,000 enemy soldiers were contained within 18 prisoner of war camps throughout the state of North Carolina.

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North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. In 2011, farmers within the state harvested 64,000 acres—yielding 1.28 billion pounds of the vitamin A-rich tubers.

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The first public university in the US was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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North Carolina Voting Quick Facts
  • Current Population:10,042,802
  • Voter Registration Deadline: 25 days before an election
  • Election Day Voter Registration: No
  • Early Voting: Yes
  • Absentee Voting: Yes
  • Voter ID: Yes
  • Electoral Colleges: 15
  • Congressional Districts: 13
HEADLINES

NCAA to hold Oct. 28 procedural hearing in UNC academic case - Fox News

NCAA to hold Oct. 28 procedural hearing in UNC academic case - Fox NewsRALEIGH, N.C. – The NCAA's academic case against North Carolina now has an added step likely to delay resolution a little longer: a procedural hearing. The school is scheduled to appear before an NCAA infractions committee panel Oct. 28 in the case ...

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WHO ARE MY ELECTED OFFICIALS
Governor Pat  McCrory
Dan Forest
Roy Cooper,
Hon. Elaine Marshall
WHAT'S AT STAKE IN 2016

Why the 2016 Presidential Election Could Impact Your Way Of Living For Generations to Come

Democrats and Republicans The 2016 Presidential Election is crucial to both Republicans and Democrats since the next President of the United States could nominate as many as four Supreme Court justices. As many as four seats on the Supreme Court could become vacant during the next few years with four supreme court justices over the age of 80. This means the next president could have the power to transform the supreme court, and American law, for generations to come. (See Election Dates and Deadlines)

President Barack Obama The United States presidential election of 2016 is an Open Race since the Incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to a third term in office.

President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009, and was sworn in for his second term on January 20, 2013.
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North Carolina US Senator race

In 2016, there will be a US Senator race in North Carolina. Each state elects two senators for staggered 6-year terms.One of the seats of North Carolina's two senators in the United States Senate is up for election this Election cycle. The Incumbent US Senator is running for re-election.

North Carolina: US Senator Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Incumbent Republican Senator, Richard Burr, is running for re-election to a third term in office. On November 2, 2010, Richard Burr won the election to the United States Senate with 54.8% of the vote against the Democratic candidate, Elaine Marshall, who came in a distant second with 43.1% of the vote. (see current elected officials in North Carolina)

North Carolina Governor race

In 2016, there will be a Governor race in North Carolina. The Incumbent Governor is running for re-election.

North Carolina: Governor Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Incumbent Republican Governor Pat McCrory is running for re-election to a second term in office. Pat McCrory was sworn in as governor of North Carolina on January 5, 2013.
Governor McCrory won the gubernatorial race in 2012 with 54.7% of the vote against the democratic candidate Walter H. Dalton who came second with 43.2% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

North Carolina Lt. Governor race

In 2016, there will be a Lt. Governor race in North Carolina. The Incumbent Lt. Governor is running for re-election.

North Carolina: Lt. Governor Race - Incumbent (Republican) Running

Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest is running for re-election to a second term in office. The lieutenant governor is limited to serving two four-year terms in office.
Dan Forest won a very competitive race in 2012 with 50.2% of the vote against the democratic candidate, Linda Coleman, who came second with 49.8% of the vote. (see 2012 election results)

North Carolina Att. General race

In 2016, there will be a Att. General race in North Carolina. The Incumbent Att. General is NOT running for re-election.

It is important to note that since the incumbent is not running for re-election, this is an open race where both Democrats and Republicans will try to win the seat.

North Carolina: Att. General Race - Open Race

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General, Roy Cooper, is running for Governor in 2016. Roy Cooper was re-elected to a fourth term in office in 2012. He was unopposed in both the Democratic primary and the general election. (see 2012 Election results in North Carolina)

North Carolina 2016 U.S. Representative races

The 2016 United States House of Representatives election will be held in North Carolina this election cycle. Of the 13 seats up for election this election cycle, 10 currently held by Republicans, and 3 held by Democrats.

Current Seats Distribution By Party Affiliation In North Carolina U.S. House

Democratics(3)Republicans(10)
Congressional DistrictU.S. RepresentativeParty Affiliation

District 1

Representative Butterfield, G. K.Democratic

District 2

Representative Ellmers, Renee L.Republican

District 3

Representative Jones, Walter B., Jr.Republican

District 4

Representative Price, David E.Democratic

District 5

Representative Foxx, VirginiaRepublican

District 6

Representative Walker, MarkRepublican

District 7

Representative Rouzer, DavidRepublican

District 8

Representative Hudson, RichardRepublican

District 9

Representative Pittenger, RobertRepublican

District 10

Representative McHenry, Patrick T.Republican

District 11

Representative Meadows, MarkRepublican

District 12

Representative Adams, Alma S.Democratic

District 13

Representative Holding, GeorgeRepublican
North Carolina Congressional Districts
North Carolina US Districts
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Registered Voters

total: 6,668,789

Total Voter Registration : 6,583,986

  • Democrat : 2,665,330
  • Libertarian : 28,781
  • Republican : 2,023,603
  • Unaffiliated : 1,951,075
State of North Carolina Quick Facts
  • Date of Statehood: November 21, 1789
  • Size: 53,819 square miles
  • Nickname(s): Old North State; Tar Heel State
  • Tree: Pine
  • Flower: Dogwood
  • Bird: Cardinal
When's The Next Election?
November 8, 2016
In 39 days
North Carolina : Election Day for the General Election. Polls open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
Click here to view North Carolina Elections Schedule for 2016

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.ncsbe.gov to find your voting precinct and polling location. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

NO: North Carolina does not provide Same Day Voter Registration. You must register to vote by the voter registration deadline in order to vote in an election. If you miss the voter registration deadline for an election you should contact your local election office.

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