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2017 Election Information

2017 is an odd-numbered year, which means that municipal elections all across North Carolina will be held in the fall. Municipal elections occur between September and November, depending on what style of election the municipality uses. The state of North Carolina provides for four distinct election types, which are detailed more fully on our election information page.

In 2017, municipal elections will occur on the following dates:

 

  Election Method Election Date(s) Governing Statute
1 Partisan primary and election method Primary September 12, 2017 N.C. General Statute §163-279(a)(2)
Second Primary1 October 10, 2017
Election November 7, 2017
2 Nonpartisan primary and election method Primary October 10, 2017 N.C. General Statute §163-279(a)(3)
Election November 7, 2017
3 Nonpartisan plurality method Election November 7, 2017 N.C. General Statute §163-279(a)(1)
4 Nonpartistan election and runoff method Election October 10, 2017 N.C. General Statute §163-279(a)(4)
Runoff2 November 7, 2017

 

A list of municipalities that will conduct elections this fall will be posted in the coming weeks, along with a list of contests in those jurisdictions.

 


 

1 If necessary. Only the runner-up candidate can request a second primary, and only if the candidate who defeated him/her recieved less than 40% of the vote. See: N.C. General Statute §163-111(b).
2 If necessary. Only the runner-up candidate can request a runoff, and only if the candidate who defeated him/her recieved less than 50% of the vote. See: N.C. General Statute §163-293(b).