Elections

Primary and General Elections

In North Carolina, you may only vote in the primary election of the party with which you are affiliated/registered. If you register as unaffiliated, you may be allowed to vote in a primary election if a party allows unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary election. In primary elections you NOMINATE party candidates and in general elections 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 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 terms)
  • Board of Education District 1 (2 seats, 4 year terms)
  • Board of Education District 2 (4 seats, 4 year terms)
  • Board of Education at Large (3 seats, 4 year 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 terms)
  • Judges of District Court (11 seats, 4 year terms)
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor (3 seats, 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 terms)
  • Judges of District Court (11 seats, 4 year terms)
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor (3 seats, 4 year terms)

Municipal Elections Held in Odd Numbered Years

Partisan Offices

  • High Point Mayor (1 seat, 4 year term)
  • Hisgh Point Council At-Large (2 seats, 4 year term)
  • High Point Ward 5 (1 seat, 4 year turn)

Non-Partisan Offices

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