Election Day is almost here!

Posted By: Dustin Engelken Government Affairs ,

It’s now officially three weeks until Election Day, and we have all the information you need to fill out your ballots on November 6.  In this post, you will find important information on political candidates, local bond issues, and constitutional amendments that will appear on your ballot. We also want to alert you to the following election-related deadlines:

Oct. 17 – Early voting and same-day registration begin

(find early voting sites in your county | learn about same-day registration)

Oct. 30 – Last day to request an absentee by mail ballot

Nov. 3 – Early voting and same-day registration end

NOV. 6 – ELECTION DAY (Polls open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.) 

Find your polling place

Political Candidates

This year’s election is known as a “blue moon” election, meaning there are no major statewide races for offices such as Governor or US Senate at the top of the ballot. However, there are numerous races across the state for the US House of Representatives, North Carolina General Assembly, as well as local races offices like County Commissioner and Sheriff, along with a host of other positions. 

If you would like to find more information on the candidates on your ballot, click here.  You will be asked to enter your home address so that you can preview your ballot with all your local candidates. The page also offers links to help you check your voter registration, find your polling place, and contact your local board of elections if you have questions or need assistance.

Please don’t forget that TAA has endorsed a number of candidates for the North Carolina General Assembly and the Wake County Board of Commissioners. Click here for a full list of our endorsements and help support your industry by voting for these candidates!  Don’t forget there are a number of ways to help our endorsed candidates in addition to voting for them on November 6.  Click here for a list of ways you can get involved in helping these campaigns. 

Constitutional Amendments

This year, in addition to voting on individual candidates, voters will also have the opportunity to vote on six constitutional amendments. The six proposed amendments are:

  1. Right to Hunt and Fish
  2. Legislative Selection of Judicial Vacancies
  3. Ethics and Elections Board
  4. Victim’s Rights
  5. Income Tax Cap
  6. Voter ID

For more information on these amendments, including ballot language, click here. Please note that TAA has not taken a position on any of the proposed amendments.

Wake County Bond Issues

If you live in Wake County, you will have three separate bond referendums to vote for in addition to the candidates and constitutional amendments mentioned above.  The three bond items are Wake County Public Schools ($548 million), Wake Tech ($349.1 million), and Parks and Recreation ($120 million).  For more information on the bonds, click here.  Please note that TAA has not taken a position on any of the proposed bond initiatives.