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Voter Registration and Information

Are you registered to vote or need to change your registration information? League of Women Voters will be registering voters at three locations:

1. Voter Registration at UNC Children's Hospital, 101 Manning Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Main Lobby by the Butterfly Garden.

  • Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Friday, September 22, 2017, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2. Voter Registration on Saturday, at the Hispanic Heritage Festival September 16, 2017, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm, in Silver City, 200 N. Chatham Avenue, Siler City, NC 27344.

3. Voter Registration at Durham's CenterFest Arts Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm. LWVODC will have a table for voter registration.

4. Voter Registration at Pittsboro's First Sunday's Artisan Fair. Downtown Pittsboro, 9 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro NC

  • Sunday, October 1, 2017, 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Candidates Forums

1. Monday, October 2, 2017 Carrboro Candidates Forum

The Orange Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools PTA Council, and the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Federation are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Carrboro Mayor and Alderman.

The forum, moderated by Aaron Keck, will be held on Monday October 2, 2017, at the Carrboro Town Hall Main Meeting Room, located at 301 W Main St., Carrboro, from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public and free parking is available.

2. Thursday, October 5, Siler City Candidates Reception.

The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters is holding a reception for the public to meet the candidates running for the Siler City Mayor and Board of Commissioners in the November 7 election.

The reception will be from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Central Carolina Community, in rooms Rooms 230-232, 400 Progress Boulevard, Siler City, NC 27344-303

Each candidate may take 5-10 minutes to give his or her priorities and reasons for seeking the office. The League will provide refreshments, and the event is free with ample parking.

Contact Brenda Rogers at brenda.hyde2@gmail.com or 919-968- 0833 for further information about the forum.

3. Monday, October 9, Chapel Hill Candidates Forum

The Orange Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools PTA Council, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council.

The forum will be held on Monday October 9, 2017, at the Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber, located at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, from 6:00-8:30 PM.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public and free parking is available.

4. Sunday, October 15, Durham Candidates Forum

The Durham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Durham Mayor and City Council.

The forum, moderated by Kelly McCullen, Director of The North Carolina Channel/UNCTV, will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, in the Fellowship Hall at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, located at 1200 W Cornwallis Rd., Durham, from 3:00-5:00 PM.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public, and free parking is available.

5. Monday, October 16, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education Candidates Forum

The Orange Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) PTA Council, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP are co-sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for the CHCCS Board of Education.

The forum, moderated by Aaron Keck, will be held on Monday October 16, 2017, at the Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chamber, located at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. The forum is free and open to the public and free parking is available.

6. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Pittsboro Candidates Forum

The Chatham Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties is sponsoring a forum for the public to hear from the candidates for Pittsboro Mayor and Town Commissioners.

The forum will be held on Tuesday October 17, 2017, in the Holmes Meeting Room at the Chatham Community Library, located at 197 Hwy 87 N, Pittsboro, from 6:00-8:00 PM.

Each candidate has been invited to present opening remarks, followed by a question and answer period, and then closing remarks. Members of the League of Women Voters will be available to register voters and provide information about voting rights. The forum is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served, and free parking is available.

Election Information

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2017 Election
  • Candidate Filing Dates: July 7-21, 2017
  • Absentee Ballot Request by mail: October 6 - 31
  • Early voting period: October 19 - November 4
  • Absentee Ballot Return deadline: November 7 at 5:00 pm
  • General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, Polls open 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

  • 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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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: No Special Elections for Redrawn N.C. Districts

JUL 31 2017: Federal judges rejected a request by North Carolina voters who sued over General Assembly district boundaries to hold special elections next March in new districts once lines are redrawn to eliminate illegal racial gerrymandering. Read More

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