DTH Photo Illustration. North Carolina voters are looking to find out what healthcare problems exist in the state, and what the different candidates in the upcoming election are planning on doing to solve these issues.

How will the election change the future of Medicaid in North Carolina?

Health care access is one of the biggest issues in North Carolina.

  • North Carolina is among the 10 least insured states in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Both Republican and Democratic candidates for the N.C. General Assembly have focused on ways to improve the state's healthcare system
  • William Munn, a policy analyst with the N.C. Justice Center, said the outcome of the November election could impact the future of healthcare policy in the state

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 2020, plain and simple. And we want to be your information source, whether that's for how to vote or who you should vote for. 


The DTH Elections Center is your one-stop shop for all of that and more. Issues from local government all the way up to the state and national elections are just a click away, and you can also find information about when polls are open and how to update your registration all the way through November. To make sure we're serving your needs as best as possible throughout this cycle, please take 5 minutes to answer our survey. 

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UNC-CH students ready themselves to make a difference during this 2020 election.

2020 State and Local Voter Guide

This year is a presidential election year, but there are many other statewide and local races on the ballot. The Daily Tar Heel broke down candidates’ platforms down the ballot, from the U.S. Senate to the Board of County Commissioners, so you don’t have to. We surveyed students to hear what issues mattered most to them. Then, we asked each candidate their stances on these issues.


Kayleigh Carpenter, assistant City and State editor.

Column: Voting this year? We are here for you

The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Kayleigh Carpenter is a sophomore advertising & public relations major with minors in French and social & economic justice. Carpenter is an assistant city & state editor for The Daily Tar Heel.