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North Carolina 2017 Ballot

Statewide and Local Sample Ballots In 2017

Sample ballots are specific to a given election district. They contain partisan and nonpartisan offices that may appear on a particular election's ballot. The Sample Ballot provides the order the contests and candidates will appear on the ballot. Most towns have only one sample ballot. However, there may be some municipalities with multiple ballots based on specific local races for an elected position.

Although sample ballots, in most states, are sent to voters in the mail, we would advise you contact your local election office for details on when you should expect to receive one in the mail.

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  • Ballot Questions
    Ballot Title/Ballot Summary

    There will be zero statewide ballot measures

    One ballot measure was certified to appear on the North Carolina ballot during the primary election on March 15, 2016. The measure was a legislatively referred bond question and was approved.

    Offices Up For Elections
    Executive Branch
    President Of The United States -
    Governor - North Carolina will hold an election for governor on November 8, 2016.
    Attorney - North Carolina will hold an election for attorney general on November 8, 2016.
    Lieutenant - th Carolina will hold an election for lieutenant governor on November 8, 2016.
    Secretary - North Carolina will hold an election for secretary of state on November 8, 2016.
    Legislative Branch
    State House - All 120 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    State Senate - All 50 seats in the chamber are up for election in 2016.
    US House - Voters will elect 13 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 13 congressional districts.
    US Senate - Voters in North Carolina will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 8, 2016.
    Judicial Branch
    State Judges - One seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court joins five seats on the North Carolina Court of Appeals on the ballot
    Local Judges - Unopposed races dominate the 2016 election cycle, with over 56 percent of seats seeing only one candidate file for their elections.
    Local Government
    School board - Thirty-three of the 38 North Carolina school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment have elections for 148 seats in 2016.
    Municipal - Of these 46 cities with elections this year, 25 are holding elections for both mayor and city council. Twenty are holding elections just for their city council and one is holding elections only for mayor
    North Carolina Laws for voting for a write in candidate
    Can I write-in a Presidential Candidate? Yes
    Should The Candidate File Paperwork in advance? Yes

    North Carolina is one of the 34 states that require a write-in presidential candidate to file some paperwork in advance of an election. A write-in presidential candidate must file a declaration of intent and a petition containing the signatures of at least 500 voters with the state board of elections no later than 90 days before the general election

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    North Carolina Current Partisan Composition
    State Representatives(120)
    State Senators(50)
    US Representatives(13)
    US Senators(2)
    State Executives
    Lt. Governor
    Att. General
    Sec. Of State

    When's The Next Election?

    September 12, 2017
    North Carolina : City of Charlotte Primary
    November 7, 2017
    North Carolina : Municipal Elections to include City of Charlotte, Towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Pineville, and Stallings; Charlotte-Mecklenburg County School Board
    May 8, 2018
    North Carolina : Primary Election day
    November 6, 2018
    North Carolina : General election Day