News and opinions related to local elections.

Election Method Similar to Orange County Commissioners Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Appeals Court

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Tucson's method of nominating city council members in districts and electing them citywide (similar to Orange County's method for electing commissioners) was unconstitutional. 

Mark Marcoplos Running for At-Large County Commissioner Seat

I am running for Orange County Commissioner in the Democratic primary for an at-large seat. My decades of experience with county issues, my forty-plus years living in Orange County beginning in 1971 when I came to attend UNC, and my service on key county boards and OWASA have prepared me to represent the diverse communities that share our county

Pelissier Announces She Won't Seek Re-Election

After two terms on the board, Orange County Board of Commissioners vice chair Bernadette Pelissier will not seek reelection next year.

What's Next for Chapel Hill?

This year's municipal election is over. There were wins I was proud of and losses that deeply disappointed me. Regardless of who you supported in this year's elections, I think we can all agree that everyone who ran should be given our thanks for stepping up to the plate; that the incumbents who lost should be given our gratitude for their years of service; and that the council and mayoral newcomers should now be given our help, advice, and honest feedback to keep Chapel Hill moving forward on progressive issues.

Endorsements Roundup 2015

It looks like all of the organizational endorsements are in, and early voting is now underway. The spreadsheet below provides a summary of this year's endorsements. Now it's time for the most important endorsements: yours!

Daily Tar Heel Endorses in Chapel Hill Town Council Race

The Daily Tar Heel issued its endorsements this morning n the Chapel Hill Town Council election. Early voting begins today at noon and will continue through October 31. Election Day is November 3.



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