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. 

The Daily Tar Heel tags stories to make it easier for you to find our more about topics you care about. Consider it a Wikipedia for all things UNC.


RNC-01.png

Here's what happened at the 2020 Republican National Convention

Part of the RNC took place in Charlotte, where business meetings and the formal nomination for President Donald Trump to represent the Republican Party in the election took place.  Other parts of the convention that were televised took place in Washington D.C., Fort McHenry in Baltimore, M.D. and across the country.


Choose from elections for president, governor and general assembly to compare the vote shift between the 2012 and 2016 elections compared with U.S. Census demographics. 
Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, North Carolina State Board of Elections

'Living inside a bubble': How N.C. voters broke along lines of income and education

With competitive elections for nearly every office in the state on the ballot this fall, two counties on opposite sides of the state with differing population dynamics serve as examples of a greater statewide trend.  Between the 2012 and 2016 elections, North Carolina counties' vote shift tracked with their median income and education level u2014 counties with higher income and education levels tended to shift towards the Democratic Party and counties experiencing more poverty shifted their vote towards the Republican Party.


Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich reviews documents at a joint school boards meeting between Orange County Public Schools, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the Board of County Commissioners. The meeting took place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough, N.C.

Orange County commissioners race headed for recount

Incumbent Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich received 31.12 percent of the vote, compared to her fellow incumbent Commissioner Mark Dorosin, who received 31.14 percent. However, county officials are still unsure how the state of emergency associated with the coronavirus will affect the recount procedure.