2014 NC Election http://wunc.org en Runoff Voters Get More "Bang For Their Buck" http://wunc.org/post/runoff-voters-get-more-bang-their-buck <p></p><p>Voters in 37 counties headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in second-primary – or runoff – elections. In North Carolina, a second primary is necessary when no candidate claims more than 40-percent of the first primary votes.</p><p>Joshua Lawson of the State Board of Elections said a bit more than 6 percent of eligible voters turned out. He says that's actually not bad for a runoff.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:04:14 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 39137 at http://wunc.org Runoff Voters Get More "Bang For Their Buck" Complete 2014 NC Primary Election Results http://wunc.org/post/complete-2014-nc-primary-election-results <p></p><p><strong>Biggest Stories</strong></p><p>Thom Tillis bested the wide field of GOP contenders for U.S. Senate with 45 percent of the vote. It was a wide enough margin to avoid a runoff -&nbsp; a scenario many in the Republican party are glad to have avoided. He'll now turn his attention to incumbent Democrat, Kay Hagan, who won her primary (as expected), taking 76 percent of the vote.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:41:34 +0000 Eric Mennel 35066 at http://wunc.org Complete 2014 NC Primary Election Results A Nominee And A Runoff: Open Congressional Races http://wunc.org/post/nominee-and-runoff-open-congressional-races <div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Voters narrowed the crowded field of candidates in two open congressional races last night. They chose a Democratic nominee in the 12th and narrowed a group of Republicans in the 6th to two.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 07 May 2014 11:37:36 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 35072 at http://wunc.org A Nominee And A Runoff: Open Congressional Races 'Elections Should Be Public Affairs' - NC Independents Protest Voting Rules http://wunc.org/post/elections-should-be-public-affairs-nc-independents-protest-voting-rules <p></p><p>Members of North Carolina Independents, a non-partisan association of unaffiliated voters, plan to picket in downtown Greensboro Tuesday to protest barriers to access for independent candidates and voters. UNC Greensboro professor Omar Ali is a founder of the group.</p><p>"Elections should be public affairs, but what has happened is that the political parties which are private organizations have control over the process, and create laws to make it very difficult for the outsiders, the unaffiliated voters, to get in," says Ali.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 02:23:50 +0000 Jessica Jones 34994 at http://wunc.org 'Elections Should Be Public Affairs' - NC Independents Protest Voting Rules Early Voting Numbers Measuring Up Despite Law Changes http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-numbers-measuring-despite-law-changes <p>Early voters in North Carolina have just one more day to cast ballots ahead of Primary Day on May 6th.&nbsp; The one-stop voting period ends around noon on Saturday.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Board spokesman Josh Lawson says Thursday's voter totals have not yet been counted, but numbers through Wednesday have been encouraging.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 12:48:28 +0000 Gurnal Scott 34804 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Numbers Measuring Up Despite Law Changes Early Voting Starts Today http://wunc.org/post/early-voting-starts-today <p></p><p>Early voting begins today for the May primary election.<br /><br />Today is the first day North Carolinians can cast their votes in this year's primary election. 289 sites across the state will be open for residents to come to the polls. That's 77 more locations than in 2010.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 34331 at http://wunc.org Early Voting Starts Today The Voter Registration Deadline Is Fast Approaching http://wunc.org/post/voter-registration-deadline-fast-approaching <p>Last year the General Assembly passed new rules for North Carolina voters.&nbsp; They include shortening the time for early voting and eliminating the ability to register when casting an early ballot.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Veronica DeGraffenreid works for the <a href="http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/">State Board of Elections</a>.&nbsp; She says the deadline to register is at the end of the week.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 01:25:26 +0000 Eric Hodge 33415 at http://wunc.org The Voter Registration Deadline Is Fast Approaching State Libertarians Happy To Be On The Ballot http://wunc.org/post/state-libertarians-happy-be-ballot <p>Libertarians in the state are holding a candidate forum this afternoon featuring two contenders for the party's U.S. Senate nomination.<br /><br />This is only the second time in state history that Libertarians have an official presence on the primary ballot. Tim D'Annunzio and Sean Haugh are the party's primary contenders in the U.S. Senate race.<br /><br />Brian Irving is the communications director for the state Libertarian party. He says the candidate forum and this weekend's annual state convention will help prepare other Libertarians who're also on the ballot.<br /> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 33190 at http://wunc.org State Libertarians Happy To Be On The Ballot NC Republican Candidates In U.S. Senate Race Could Split The Vote http://wunc.org/post/nc-republican-candidates-us-senate-race-could-split-vote <p>Campaign season is officially underway for this state’s May primary. Candidates have until the end of this week to file for office. One of the most closely watched races is the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The winner will likely face Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 30896 at http://wunc.org NC Republican Candidates In U.S. Senate Race Could Split The Vote Matheny Enters Race To Replace Coble http://wunc.org/post/matheny-enters-race-replace-coble <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:33:48 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 27094 at http://wunc.org Matheny Enters Race To Replace Coble