North Carolina elections, 2012

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Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of North Carolina held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

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November 6, 2012
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2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

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See also: North Carolina state executive official elections, 2012

There were 10 state executive positions up for election.

Governor of North Carolina General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Walter Dalton 43.2% 1,931,580
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat McCrory 54.6% 2,440,707
     Libertarian Barbara Howe 2.1% 94,652
     Write-in Various 0% 1,356
Total Votes 4,468,295
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Linda Coleman 49.9% 2,180,870
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDan Forest 50.1% 2,187,728
Total Votes 4,368,598
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Secretary of State General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElaine Marshall Incumbent 53.8% 2,331,173
     Republican Ed Goodwin 46.2% 2,003,026
Total Votes 4,334,199
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
Attorney General of North Carolina General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoy Cooper Incumbent 100% 2,828,941
Total Votes 2,828,941
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Treasurer General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Cowell Incumbent 53.8% 2,313,877
     Republican Steve Royal 46.2% 1,984,827
Total Votes 4,298,704
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina State Auditor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Wood Incumbent 53.7% 2,299,541
     Republican Debra Goldman 46.3% 1,981,539
Total Votes 4,281,080
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJune Atkinson Incumbent 54.2% 2,336,441
     Republican John Tedesco 45.8% 1,971,049
Total Votes 4,307,490
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Walter Smith 46.8% 2,025,054
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Troxler Incumbent 53.2% 2,303,586
Total Votes 4,328,640
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Commissioner of Insurance General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWayne Goodwin Incumbent 51.9% 2,226,344
     Republican Mike Causey 48.1% 2,066,601
Total Votes 4,292,945
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.
North Carolina Commissioner of Labor General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic John C. Brooks 46.7% 2,019,266
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCherie Berry Incumbent 53.3% 2,300,500
Total Votes 4,319,766
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

North Carolina State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 18
     Republican Party 31 32
Total 50 50


See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.

North Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 52 43
     Republican Party 67 77
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 120 120

See also: North Carolina 2012 ballot measures

May 8:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Marriage Would define marriage in the state as between one man and one woman Approveda

Eligibility to Vote

North Carolina

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

North Carolina was one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters were required to register to vote in the primary by April 13, 2012, which was 25 days before the primary took place. However, voters who missed the registration deadline could take part in early voting.[1] (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote was 25 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 12.[2]

  • Voter ID info
  • Residency requirements: Prior to voting, were required to be a resident of the county for at least 30 days prior to election day.[2]
  • Same-day registration: Yes (during Early/Absentee voting)[3]

Voting absentee

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See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in North Carolina. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]

Deadlines

A request to vote absentee must be received by the appropriate county board of elections no later than 5 p.m. on the last Tuesday before the election. The voted ballot must then be received by the elections office by 5 p.m. on the day before the election.[4]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

North Carolina is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins on the third Thursday, 19 days, prior to election day and ends on the Saturday, three days, prior to the election.[5] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

See also

References