elections

Elections 2016

On March 15th, the following elections were held:

  • Primary elections:
    • NC Senate District 23
    • NC House District 50
    • NC House District 56
    • Orange County Board of Commissioners
  • General elections:
    • Orange County Schools Board of Education

 

2015 Election Day Open Thread

Did you vote early? Are you voting today? What are you seeing out there? Share it here...

Early voting 2015 and 2016 - there will be more sites

This fall there are four early voting sites with a total of 236 site hours, see http://www.orangecountync.gov/2015_November_3_One_stop_Voting_Sites.pdf. County board of elections have pretty complete discretion on municipal early voting subject to the $$$ the towns appropriate to pay for it.

The 2013 legislation that cut early voting from 17 to 10 days requires preservation of the same number of site hours that were in the 2010 and 2012 primaries and elections as a floor. The statutory floors for 2016 are:
March presidential primary 426 hours
May primary if it is not moved to March 226 hours (roughly same schedule as 2015 municipal)
November General election 528 hours

This means that for the March presidential primary there may need to be 7 sites instead of the 4 this fall and even at 7 there may need to be more hours per day, more hours on Saturdays, and perhaps even a Sunday

For the 2016 general election it will likely be 9 sites to handle the 528 hours over 10 days

Local AFL-CIO Affiliate Issues Endorsements

The Orange County affiliate of the North Carolina AFL-CIO has issued endorsements in the Chapel Hill Town Council and Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board races.

Announcing the 2015 OP Candidate Forums

The editors of OrangePolitics are excited to announce our live online candidate forums for the upcoming elections for the Hillsborough Town Board, the mayor of Chapel Hill, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education and the Chapel Hill Town Council

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