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Fair Elections

  • Check out LWVODC's Redistricting Reform: Fair Maps/Fair Elections webpage for the latest information on local redistricting information and activities.

  • The Board of Directors of LWVNC has agreed to support HB200 & SB209, a pair of identical companion bills that would mandate nonpartisan redistricting in North Carolina, effective 2021. LWVNC's Fair Elections Action Team will provide leadership in education and advocacy about this bill.

    If HB200 & SB209 are not signed into law during in this legislative session, the LWVNC Fair Elections League Action Team will explore and evaluate possible alternatives to those two companion bills that might, perhaps, more adequately serve our diverse populations.

  • LWVUS ADOPTS NEW POSITION ON REDISTRICTING There is a new version of the LWVUS position on redistricting, adopted at Convention 2016 and available online here.

  • End Gerrymandering NOW. A project of Common Cause NC.

Update on NC Redistricting and Special 2017 Election

- On November 29, 2016, Federal Judges ordered new NC legislative maps, special election: RALEIGH, N.C. - -(AP) -- Federal judges ordered the North Carolina legislature to redraw its own districts by March 15, 2017 to replace ones the judges previously struck down and to hold a special election using the new maps in November 2017. The ruling also means those elected to the state House and Senate in November 2016, in districts where boundaries now will be altered, would serve just one year, not two as expected. Read More

Subsequently, the North Carolina Republican legislators appealed this order of the federal judges to the US Supreme Court. This case is pending.

- On January 10, 2017, the US Supreme Court blocked the November 2016 order of the federal judges. This ruling puts everything on hold while the Supreme Court considers the appeal (of whether the district court was correct to order special elections for 2017).

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2017 Election
  • Candidate Filing Dates: July 7-21, 2017.

  • General Election: November 7, 2017, Early voting period: October 19-November 4

  • Orange County Election
    Chapel Hill Carrboro City School Board of Education; Carrboro Mayor and Board of Aldermen; Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council; Hillsborough Mayor and Town Commissioners, Mebane City Council Durham County Election

  • City of Durham Mayor and City Council members
    Durham Primary Election October 10, 2017; Early voting period: September 21-October 7 Durham General Election November 7, 2017; Early voting period: October 19-November 4

  • Chatham County Election
    Municipal elections for the city of Pittsboro, Siler City, Goldston and Cary

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Precincts, sample ballot and maps can be found at the county board of elections.

Contact Information for Your Senators and House of Representatives