We’re in the middle of early voting for the NC Primary. Normally I know something about the ‘top of the ticket’ (this time the top offices are the US House of Reps), and the farther down you go, the less I know. I'm way not ready to vote this time.
And doing research for this show, now I know why. Even this uncomplicated election got complicated and wore me out.
What I learned for my precinct will apply anywhere in the Triangle. The names will change, but the principles will be the same. Maybe I can help you figure it out.
I’m not telling you who to vote for (that may come in a later show), but I’ve got a travel-guide to the tools to find your own way.
This is where you'll find your own Voter Info, and your Sample Ballot will be on that page.
Gets you to the Congressional District Maps
(this is somewhere in the NC BoE site, but I have no idea where. I Googled my way to it.
NC Senate District 16 Candidates:
US House District 4 Candidates
Steve Von Loor (unopposed, no primary ballot for Republicans)
Scerry Perry Whitlock
Ran as Republican for NC House in 2014
Party would not endorse him
N&O suspects the disagreement may stem from Whitlock’s contention that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were a government conspiracy.
7 member board
Candidates must live within the district they they want to represent,
but Wake County residents can vote for candidates in all seven districts.
all 7 up for election, but only 5 on Dem ballot
two unopposed in Dem primary
Only one Republican running in each district (and one unaffiliated - the Lizard Lick Towing guy)
so no Primary ballot - they won already!
The N&O has a short profile and statement from each Dem candidate HERE
There are no Republican or Indy profiles because they're not on the primary ballot.
look for more before the general election