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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:

2014 elections and events in North Carolina
Filing deadline for party candidates February 28, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election April 11, 2014
Primary election date May 6, 2014
12th Congressional District special election (primary) May 6, 2014
School board elections May 6, 2014
Filing deadline for unaffiliated candidates for general election June 27, 2014
Voter registration deadline for general election October 10, 2014
General election date November 4, 2014
12th Congressional District special election (general) November 4, 2014
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014
School board elections November 4, 2014

Below are the types of elections that are scheduled in North Carolina in 2014:

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

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 take place 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 take place 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, Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014) 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 is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 11, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days before the day the election).[2]

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

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 28, 2014.

General election candidates


May 6, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party Candidates

Declined to run

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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 its 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 is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 11, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days before the day the election).[2]

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

Incumbent: Melvin L. Watt (D), who was first elected in 1992, resigned from his seat in 2013 to take a position in the Obama administration.

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.[23]

Candidates

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 28, 2014.

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.[24] 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.[25] Melvin Watt voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[26]

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 funded 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.[27] 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.[28]

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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 is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[1]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by April 11, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline is October 10, 2014 (25 days before the day the election).[2]

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014


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 August 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


Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 28, 2014.

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[40][41]


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[40][43]


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 take place 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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 17 Pending
     Republican Party 33 Pending
Total 50 50

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 28, 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 take place 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 August 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 43 Pending
     Republican Party 77 Pending
Total 120 120

List of candidates by district

Red padlock.png Note: The filing deadline for candidates was February 28, 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 SB 399 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

In 2014, 667 of America's largest school districts are holding elections for 2,142 seats. These elections will take place in 38 states.


State elections


A total of 34 North Carolina school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014 for 128 seats. Seven board elections are scheduled for May 2014, while the remaining 27 districts will hold elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about North Carolina's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 786,518 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[67] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 North Carolina School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Durham Public Schools 5/6/2014 4 7 32,478
Iredell-Statesville Schools 5/6/2014 4 7 21,336
Onslow County Schools 5/6/2014 3 7 23,890
Robeson County Schools 5/6/2014 4 11 23,933
Wilkes County Schools 5/6/2014 2 5 10,374
Alamance-Burlington Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 22,683
Brunswick County Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 12,274
Buncombe County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 25,571
Cabarrus County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 28,980
Caldwell County Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 12,755
Catawba County Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 17,370
Craven County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 15,048
Cumberland County Schools 11/4/2014 3 9 53,305
Davidson County Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 20,648
Duplin County Schools 11/4/2014 3 6 9,145
Gaston County Schools 11/4/2014 5 9 32,326
Guilford County Schools 11/4/2014 5 11 71,722
Harnett County Schools 11/4/2014 3 5 19,640
Henderson County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 13,472
Johnston County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 32,454
Lee County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 9,834
Lenoir County Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 9,298
Lincoln County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 12,016
Moore County Schools 11/4/2014 4 8 12,555
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools 11/4/2014 5 11 17,448
New Hanover County Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 24,343
Pitt County Schools 11/4/2014 7 12 23,630
Randolph County Schools 11/4/2014 3 7 18,935
Rockingham County Schools 11/4/2014 5 11 13,962
Rowan-Salisbury Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 20,356
Union County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 9 39,746
Wayne County Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 19,471
Wilson County Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 12,234
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools 11/4/2014 9 9 53,286



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Voting in North Carolina

See also: Voting in North Carolina

Important voting information

  • North Carolina is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Parties decide who may vote, and they opened the primary election to unaffiliated voters. They may choose which ballot they want to vote on without affecting their unaffiliated status.[1]
  • As of August 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.[68] 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%.[69]

See also

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