Six of nine Council of State races featured incumbents who, according to unofficial results, have won re-election. This is not a new trend — incumbents in North Carolina win by significantly larger margins than races featuring two non-incumbents.
Despite projected Democratic gains in the North Carolina legislature, Republicans held onto their majority, picking up four seats in the N.C. House.
In the seventh episode, City & State Editor Sonia Rao talks to N.C. Board of Elections Director Karen Brinson-Bell and UNC political science professor Marc Hetherington about election security during the pandemic.
In the fifth episode, City & State Editor Sonia Rao talks to UNC Hussman professor Joe Cabosky about what races are on the ballot in November.
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.
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.
In the third episode, City & State Editor Sonia Rao talks to Karen Brinson-Bell, executive director of the N.C. State Board of Elections, and UNC student Leighann Vinesett, about how to vote in the upcoming election.
In the second episode, City & State Editor Sonia Rao talks to Rachel Raper, director of the Orange County Board of Elections, and Gerry Cohen, a member of the Wake County Board of Elections, about how the pandemic is impacting the Nov. 3 election.
There've been a lot of concerns about how to vote this year. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about the process.
The Chapel Hill Police Department issued four Class 2 misdemeanors to UNC students for violating Gov. Roy Cooper's executive order.