List of NCGA Candidates for 2016

Early voting has begun in North Carolina. Election day statewide is Tuesday,  3/15/2016.

2016 Primary Candidates for NC Senate

2016 Primary Candidates for NC House

For a official list of candidates including all statewide and local elections, vist:


The folks elected to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly are making a real mess of things. It's clear they aren't going to come to their senses.

We're going to have to win some elections. And quick. To do that we need to recruit candidates and volunteers. That's your cue.

Use this site to get involved in local district races and help shape a better NCGA and a better North Carolina. Select your districts below. Select the candidate for the district you are interested in and then click the "go" button.

Not sure what House and Senate districts you're in? Here's how to find out.

By John Sanford Friedrich

“There he goes again. Gary Pendleton, the blustering chairman of the Wake County commissioners, often speaks as if his gavel were a scepter, his fedora a crown. And sadly, his conservative allies often follow him like faithful subjects, not independently elected representatives of the people,” editorialized Steve Ford for the News & Observer in July of 19 years ago. 1995 might mean different things to different people. Sadly this lockstep partisan mentality is also of our moment.

October 2014

Important Dates

10/10/2014Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
10/23/2014One-Stop (Early) Voting Begins
10/27/2014 at 5:00 PMCampaign Finance Third Quarter Plus Report Due
10/28/2014Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail
11/1/2014 at 1:00 PMOne-Stop Voting Ends
11/4/2014 at 5:00 PMLast day to Return an absentee Ballot by Mail

Important Dates

  • 12/01/2015 - 2016 Candidate Filing Period Begins
  • 12/21/2015 - 2016 Candidate Filing Deadline
  • 03/15/2016 - 2016 Primary Election

More info here:

North Carolina is headed in the wrong direction.

NC House

Political groups
Republican Party (74)
Democratic Party (45)
Unaffiliated (1)

Length of term
2 years

NC Senate

Political groups
Republican Party (34)
Democratic Party (16)

Length of term
2 years