Topics: Orange County Board of Elections

The Orange County Board of Elections provides citizens with elections that follow state and federal laws. The board is appointed by the N.C. State Board of Elections to serve two year terms.

No more than two members of the board can belong to one political party. They are responsible for preparing and conducting all elections within Orange County, as well as processing and maintaining all of the voter registration records. The board meets the first Tuesday of every month with some exceptions, and meetings are open to the public.

Campaigning at a cost in Chapel Hill, Carrboro


In the 2015 Chapel Hill mayoral race, the two front runners, Pam Hemminger and Mark Kleinschmidt,  spent a combined total of $53,603.58 on their campaigns. 

Observers have noted more cases of voter intimidation in 2016

With millions of voters in this crucial swing state casting their ballots today, both sides of the political spectrum will be watching the polls for electoral tampering.

With voter ID law struck down, ballot accessibility likely to improve in North Carolina


UNC Senior Jazlin Laboy believes she would've been able to vote for a presidential candidate in the March primary if the North Carolina voter-identification law had not been in place.

NC counties scramble with early voting plans after ID law struck down


Local counties are scrambling to submit early voting plans to the State Board of Elections after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down North Carolina’s much-contested 2013 voter ID bill.

How to vote in the 2016 primaries

When is the primary election?

Higher stakes for Orange County Board of Commissioners primary

While the national election stage is just being set, the upcoming March primary will directly determine who will fill the four seats on the Orange County Board of Commissioners.

Seat up for grabs on the Orange County Board of Commissioners


A seat on the Orange County Board of Commissioners is up for grabs, as long-serving member Bernadette Pelissier has announced she will not seek reelection later this month. 

Republicans struggle in Orange elections

In a county where 48 percent of voters register as Democrats and 35 percent as unaffiliated, running as a Republican for municipal elections in Orange County can be hard.

Matt Hughes hopes to lead Orange County Democrats again


The Democratic Party is looking to rebound from its statewide losses in November’s midterm elections, and Orange County Democratic Party chairman Matt Hughes, who is running unopposed for reelection at the annual party convention in April, wants to lead that effort locally.