Election Schedule

2014 Election Schedule

Primaries and General Elections

In primaries in North Carolina, you vote only in the primary of the party with which you are affiliated. If you register unaffiliated, you may be allowed to vote in a primary if a party allows unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary. In the primary you NOMINATE party candidates and in a general election you ELECT officials.

Elections Held in Even Numbered Years

Partisan Offices

  • President and Vice President (4 year term, every 4 years)
  • United States Senator (2 seats, 6 year staggered terms)
  • United States Representative (2 year terms)
  • Governor (4 year term)
  • Council of State (4 year terms)
  • State Senate and State House (2 year terms)
  • Clerk of Superior Court (4 year term)
  • Register of Deeds (4 year term)
  • Sheriff (4 year term)
  • District Attorney (4 year term)
  • County Commissioner At Large (1 seat, 4 year term)
  • County Commissioner District A (2 seats, 4 year terms)
  • County Commissioner District B (4 seats, 4 year staggered terms)
  • Board of Education District 1 (2 seats, 4 year staggered terms)
  • Board of Education District 2 (4 seats, 4 year staggered terms)
  • Board of Education at Large (3 seats, 4 year staggered terms)
  • City of Winston-Salem – Mayor, 1 Council Member from each Ward (North, Northeast, East, Southeast, South, Southwest, West and Northwest Wards) (4 year terms)

Non-Partisan Offices

  • Justice of NC Supreme Court (8 year terms)
  • Judge of Court of Appeals (8 year terms)
  • Judges of Superior Court District 21A, 21B, 21C & 21D (4 seats, 8 year staggered terms)
  • Judges of District Court (11 seats, 4 year staggered terms)
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor (3 seats, 4 year staggered terms)

Municipal Elections Held in Odd Numbered Years

Non-Partisan Offices

  • Town of Bethania - Commissioners (5 seats, staggered 4 year terms)
  • Village of Clemmons - Mayor (2 year term) and Councilmen (4 seats, staggered 4 year terms; 1 seat, 2 year term)
  • Town of Kernersville - Mayor (2 year term) and Aldermen (5 seats, 2 year terms)
  • Town of Lewisville - Mayor (2 year term) and Councilmen (6 seats, 2 year terms)
  • Town of Rural Hall - Mayor (4 year term) and Councilmen (4 seats, staggered 4 year terms)
  • Village of Tobaccoville – Mayor (2 year term) and Councilmen (4 seats, staggered 4 year terms)
  • Town of Walkertown - Mayor (4 year term) and Councilmen – (4 seats, staggered 4 year terms)