What races will be held?
- This year there will be primaries in the following races:
- Board of Commissioners, District 1
- Board of Commissioners, District 2
- Board of Commissioners, At-Large
- Orange County Sheriff
- Orange County Register of Deeds
- Orange County School Board
- Orante County Clerk of Court
What are the districts?
- Orange County is divided into 2 districts for commissioners. District 1 includes Chapel Hill and Carrboro, it is roughly similar to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro School District (except it does not include anything north of I-40).
- District 2 includes Hillsborough and the rest of the county west and north of Chapel Hill/Carrboro.
- Learn more at http://orangecountync.gov/OCCLERKS/ DistElectMapV5.pdf & http://orangecountync.gov/OCCLERKS/ DistElectMapZoomV5.pdf.
How are the Commissioners elected?
- There are seven commissioners. Three from District 1, two from District 2, and two at-large.
- In the primary you only vote for those in your district and at-large.
- Half of the board is elected for 4-year terms each even year by a partisan primary in May and general election in November.
- If you live in District 1, you get to vote for ONE candidate, as well as at-large.
- If you live in District 2, you get to vote for ONE candidate, as well as at-large.
When and where do I vote?
- Election Day is May 6, and polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. BUT you must already be registered, and you must vote in the precinct where you are registered.
- Fortunately we also have early voting, in which anyone can register and vote at any of the locations. It starts on Monday, April 24, and runs through Saturday, May 3.
- We'll update you on the voting sites when the Board of Elections announces it in early March.
Who are the candidates?
- Click here to see the most up-to-date list.