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Tuesday March 21st

The Daily Tar Heel Election Center

Voters between the ages of 18 and 24 historically have the lowest voter turnout, and we think that needs to change this year. The DTH City & State desk wants students to vote in the 2022 Midterm Elections in North Carolina, plain and simple. And we want to be your information source, whether that's for how to vote or who to vote for. 

The DTH Elections Center is your one-stop shop for all of that and more. Issues from local government as well as state elections are just a click away, and you can also find information about how to vote including polling locations, requirements for voting and transportation options. 

The Legislative Building located in Raleigh houses North Carolina's General Assembly. Republicans fell one seat shy of a veto-proof supermajority in the N.C. House in the 2022 midterm election.

Republicans fall one seat short of regaining supermajority in NC General Assembly

According to unofficial results, Republicans flipped two seats in the N.C. House and two in the N.C. Senate, meaning they would fall one seat short of a supermajority in the state House. This means that Republican lawmakers in the General Assembly will not be able to override a veto from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Republicans needed 72 to gain this veto-proof power but only appeared to win 71 out of 120, falling short of the three-fifths margin for a supermajority. In the state senate, Republicans appeared to win 30 seats out of 50. 

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Per unofficial results, North Carolina Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange) has won the 2022 midterm election for the District 23 North Carolina Senate position. He defeated Republican opponent Landon Woods. Photos courtesy of Landon Woods, and DTH/Saurya Acharya.

Rep. Graig Meyer is to become next N.C. senator for District 23, per unofficial results

Per unofficial results, North Carolina Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange) has won the 2022 midterm election for the District 23 North Carolina Senate position. He defeated Republican opponent Landon Woods and will replace Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange) in January 2023.  "I'm very honored to have won reelection and won election to this new seat in the North Carolina Senate," Meyer said. "I'm proud of the work that I've done for Orange County and Caswell County. I'm looking forward to serving them in this new way, and I'm looking forward to serving Person County as well."

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N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange) has defeated Republican candidate Courtney Geels and will represent the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Valerie Foushee and Courtney Geels won their respective primary elections and are facing off in the general election this November. Photos courtesy of Foushee and Geels.

Democrat Valerie Foushee wins 4th Congressional District in U.S. House

N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange) has won the election and will represent the 4th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  She has collected about 67 percent of votes cast in the election against Republican candidate Courtney Geels. “I am humbled and honored that the voters of NC-04 have put their faith and trust in me to represent them in Congress," Foushee said in a Tweet on Tuesday. 

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"I voted" stickers were distributed at polling stations located in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History during Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Orange County community members share their opinions on Election Day

North Carolina residents went to their local polling stations on Tuesday to vote on issues that mattered to them. Women's rights, climate change and education were among the issues that residents cited in making their voting decisions.  Polls were open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and races continue to be called. "I care a lot about having a stable democracy and being able to vote and have politicians that respect the results of those elections,” Conny Morrison, 32, said.

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DTH Photo Illustration. Many assume that they must have a photo ID to vote, but this is not the case.

Here's what you need to know about voter ID in North Carolina

Voters must be registered in order to cast their ballot on Election Day. The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 14, but voters could register in person during early voting, which ended on Nov. 5. To register using same-day registration, voters must have resided in the county they intend to vote in for at least 30 days before Election Day. Following a referendum in the N.C. NAACP v. McCrory case, photo voter identification is not required to cast a ballot in North Carolina.

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Cars pass by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, which will be the main voting location on UNC's campus on election day. Pictured on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

Orange County and Chapel Hill Transit provide resources for getting to the polls

Local voters without access to cars or other forms of personal transportation have a number of resources available for traveling to the polls on Election Day. One resource is Chapel Hill Public Transit, which has several routes that stop within walking distance to polls. The Orange County Democratic Party also has a volunteer ride service that can transport voters to polling locations. 

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