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Revision as of 14:04, 17 January 2014

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2013


Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in North Carolina
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in North Carolina
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



North Carolina

The state of North Carolina will hold elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2014 ballot
Find current election news and links here.
U.S. Senate Scheduled electiona
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Unscheduled electiond
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (1 measure) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in North Carolina

U.S. Congress


  • U.S. Senate
See also: United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014
Sen. Kay Hagan (D) may be facing her toughest re-election yet. The conservative group Americans for Prosperity has already released ads drawing attention to her vote for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).


North Carolina State Legislature


See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014 and North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controls the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in North Carolina
1.1 Regularly scheduled elections
1.2 Special elections by date
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U.S. Senate elections in North Carolina

See also: United States Senate elections in North Carolina, 2014 and United States Senate elections, 2014

There are both regularly scheduled elections and special elections scheduled for the U.S. House in 2014.

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Regularly scheduled elections


Voters in North Carolina will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the election on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 28, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: North Carolina has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: The election will fill the Senate seat currently held by Kay Hagan (D). Hagan was first elected in 2008.

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page. Declared candidates

Potential candidates

  • Republican Party Jim Cain - Ambassador to Denmark under George W. Bush[6]

Declined to run

Race background

Incumbent Kay Hagan is a Democratic senator in a red state, making her seat one of the most vulnerable in 2014. The unpopularity of President Obama's healthcare mandate, combined with it's poor implementation thus far, is likely to be a major issue that Hagan will have to overcome in order to win re-election.

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Special elections by date


November 4, 2014

The 12th Congressional District of North Carolina will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 28, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: North Carolina has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Melvin L. Watt (D), who was first elected in 1992.

North Carolina's 12th Congressional District is located in the west-central portion of the state and includes Mecklenburg, Cabbarus, Rowan, Davidson, Forsyth and Guilford counties.[14]

Candidates

Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Issues

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Melvin Watt voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Melvin Watt voted for HR 2775.[20]

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in North Carolina
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 List of candidates by district
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in North Carolina

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in North Carolina will take place on November 4, 2014. Voters will elect 13 candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's 13 congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
February 28, 2014
May 6, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: North Carolina has a closed primary system, in which the selection of a party's candidates in a primary election is limited to registered members of that party.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: N/A

Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds 9 of the 13 congressional seats from North Carolina.

Members of the U.S. House from North Carolina -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 4 Pending
     Republican Party 9 Pending
Total 13 13

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the 13 congressional districts are:

Name Party District
G.K. Butterfield Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Renee Ellmers Ends.png Republican 2
Walter Jones Ends.png Republican 3
David Price Electiondot.png Democratic 4
Virginia Foxx Ends.png Republican 5
Howard Coble Ends.png Republican 6
Mike McIntyre Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Richard Hudson Ends.png Republican 8
Robert Pittenger Ends.png Republican 9
Patrick McHenry Ends.png Republican 10
Mark Meadows Ends.png Republican 11
Melvin Watt Electiondot.png Democratic 12
George Holding Ends.png Republican 13

List of candidates by district


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.

1st Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file


2nd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Declined to run


3rd Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Failed to file

4th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

5th Congressional District

General election candidates


July 15 Democratic runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 40 percent of the vote in the May 6, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates[32][33]


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates


July 15 Republican runoff primary

Note: No candidate secured more than 40 percent of the vote in the May 6, 2014, primary election. A runoff primary election was held between the top two candidates[32][35]


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

8th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


10th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Not running


11th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

12th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

13th Congressional District

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


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State Senate elections in North Carolina

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See also: North Carolina State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the North Carolina State Senate:

North Carolina State Senate
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 17 Pending
     Republican Party 33 Pending
Total 50 50

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50

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State House elections in North Carolina

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See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the North Carolina House of Representatives:

North Carolina House of Representatives
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 43 Pending
     Republican Party 77 Pending
Total 120 120

List of candidates by district

Note: Pending once the filing deadline occurs in 2014.

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80District 81District 82District 83District 84District 85District 86District 87District 88District 89District 90District 91District 92District 93District 94District 95District 96District 97District 98District 99District 100District 101District 102District 103District 104District 105District 106District 107District 108District 109District 110District 111District 112District 113District 114District 115District 116District 117District 118District 119District 120

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Statewide ballot measure elections in North Carolina

See also: North Carolina 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

One statewide ballot measure has been certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of North Carolina.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description
LRCA Criminal Defendant May Waive Jury Trial Amendment Criminal Trials Amends North Carolina Constitution to allow criminal defendants to waive jury trial

Potential measures


Type Title Subject Description

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School board elections in North Carolina

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and North Carolina school board elections, 2014
Contents
1 School board elections in North Carolina
2 Elections by date
2.1 May 6, 2014
2.2 November 4, 2014

A total of 36 North Carolina school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 135 seats up for election. Seven board elections are scheduled for May 2014 while the remaining 29 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the districts listed below serve 804,950 K-12 students.[58]

Elections by date


Note: Last updated January 1, 2014

A total of 666 school districts are holding elections for 2,141 seats in 2014. This list breaks down the North Carolina school board elections in chronological order:

May 6, 2014

November 4, 2014

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Voting in North Carolina

See also: Voting in North Carolina
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Important voting information

  • North Carolina uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • As of October 2014, North Carolina is one of the 35 states that have not implemented online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in North Carolina, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

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.[59] 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.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

North Carolina ranked 19th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen to in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. North Carolina received an overall score of 67 percent.[60]

See also

References

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  12. The Bellingham Herald, "US Rep Virginia Foxx won't enter US Senate race," August 20, 2013
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  14. North Carolina Redistricting Map, "Map," accessed August 24, 2012
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  19. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
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