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Tips for Voting in the June 7 Primary

North Carolina’s Congressional primary is on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

In February 2016, the General Assembly enacted S.L. 2016-01 and S.L. 2016-02, which redrew districts for the U.S. House of Representatives and established the primary for U.S. House of Representatives on June 7, 2016.  The June 7th primary ballot will contain U.S. House of Representatives candidates based on the new district lines, as well as North Carolina State Supreme Court candidates.

The General Assembly has eliminated runoff elections (also called “second primaries”) for the 2016 election cycle.  All primary elections will be decided by a plurality.

Here’s a handy mapping tool to find your U.S. Congressional District:

A voter’s choice for Congressional District candidates depends on their party affiliation and the district where they live. Some Congressional districts have only one candidate in their party and that person automatically moves to the November general election. The voters of that party and in that district will not see a Congressional contest on their primary ballot.

Every voter will have one state Supreme Court race on their ballot for the June 7th primary. There will be four candidates on your ballot. The two with most votes will appear on the November general election ballot. Here’s a link to the candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court and Congress, as well as candidates in two Superior Court races:

Absentee voting by mail begins for the June Primary on Monday, April 18. To use mail-in absentee voting during the June 7th primary, follow these instructions:

The regular voter registration deadline for June Primary is Friday, May 13. As of now, same-day registration is also available during the early voting period. For more information on registering to vote, visit:

The early voting period for the June 7th primary is Thursday, May 26 through Saturday, June 4. A county-by-county list of Early Voting sites for the June primary is here:

In the coming weeks, sample ballots for the June primary will be available for North Carolina voters in all counties. Find out how to look up your sample ballot:

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