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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

 


 

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).

September/October Elections

In 2017, the large majority of municipal elections will be held in November. The remainder of 2017 municipal contests will be held in September and October. Below is a list of all contests being held during the aforementioned two months.

Month County Contest
September Cherokee Town of Murphy - Mayor
Cleveland Cleveland County - Board of Education
Mecklenburg City of Charlotte - Mayor
City of Charlotte - City Council At-Large
City of Charlotte - City Council District 1
City of Charlotte - City Council District 2
City of Charlotte - City Council District 4
City of Charlotte - City Council District 5
City of Charlotte - City Council District 6
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October
Alamance City of Burlington - Mayor
City of Burlington - City Council
Buncombe City of Asheville - Mayor
City of Asheville - City Council
Burke City of Hickory - Mayor
City of Hickory - Alderman Ward 5
Camden Elizabeth City - Mayor
Elizabeth City - Councilman 1st Ward
Carteret Town of Atlantic Beach - Mayor
Town of Atlantic Beach - Town Council Member
Catawba City of Hickory - Mayor
City of Hickory - Alderman Ward 5
Chatham Town of Cary - Town Council At-Large
Town of Cary - Town Council District A
Cleveland City of Shelby - City Council Ward 1
City of Shelby - City Council Ward 4
City of Shelby - City Council Ward 5
Craven City of New Bern - Mayor
City of New Bern - Alderman Ward 1
City of New Bern - Alderman Ward 2
City of New Bern - Alderman Ward 3
City of New Bern - Alderman Ward 4
City of New Bern - Alderman Ward 5
City of New Bern - Alderman Ward 6
Cumberland City of Fayetteville - Mayor
City of Fayetteville - City Council District 1
City of Fayetteville - City Council District 2
City of Fayetteville - City Council District 3
City of Fayetteville - City Council District 5
City of Fayetteville - City Council District 6
City of Fayetteville - City Council District 7
Davidson City of High Point - Mayor
City of High Point - City Council At-Large
City of High Point - City Council Ward 3
City of High Point - City Council Ward 4
Durham City of Durham - Mayor
City of Durham - City Council Ward I
City of Durham - City Council Ward II
City of Durham - City Council Ward III
City of Raleigh - Mayor
City of Raleigh - City Council At-Large
City of Raleigh - City Council District E
Edgecombe City of Rocky Mount - City Council Ward 2
City of Rocky Mount - City Council Ward 3
Forsyth City of High Point - Mayor
City of High Point - City Council At-Large
City of High Point - City Council Ward 5
Guilford City of Burlington - Mayor
City of Burlington - City Council
City of Greensboro - Mayor
City of Greensboro - City Council At-Large
City of Greensboro - City Council District 1
City of Greensboro - City Council District 2
City of Greensboro - City Council District 3
City of Greensboro - City Council District 4
City of Greensboro - City Council District 5
City of High Point - Mayor
City of High Point - City Council At-Large
City of High Point - City Council Ward 4
City of High Point - City Council Ward 5
Town of Jamestown - Mayor
Harnett Town of Erwin - Mayor
Town of Erwin - Town Commissioner Ward 1
Town of Erwin - Town Commissioner Ward 3
Town of Erwin - Town Commissioner Ward 5
Iredell City of Statesville - Mayor
City of Statesville - City Council At-Large
City of Statesville - City Council Ward 2
City of Statesville - City Council Ward 3
City of Statesville - City Council Ward 5
Town of Mooresville - Mayor
Town of Mooresville - Town Commissioner At-Large
Town of Mooresville - Town Commissioner Ward 3
Moore Town of Southern Pines - Town Council
Nash City of Rocky Mount - City Council Ward 2
City of Rocky Mount - City Council Ward 3
City of Rocky Mount - City Council Ward 6
City of Rocky Mount - City Council Ward 7
Orange City of Durham - Mayor
City of Durham - City Council Ward I
City of Durham - City Council Ward II
City of Durham - City Council Ward III
Pasquotank Elizabeth City - Mayor
Elizabeth City - City Council 1st Ward
Elizabeth City - City Council 2nd Ward
Elizabeth City - City Council 3rd Ward
Elizabeth City - City Council 4th Ward
Person City of Roxboro - Mayor
City of Roxboro - City Council At-Large
Randolph City of High Point - Mayor
City of High Point - City Council At-Large
Richmond Town of Dobbins Heights - Town Council
Vance City of Henderson - Alderman At-Large Ward 1
City of Henderson - Alderman At-Large Ward 2
City of Henderson - Alderman Ward 3
City of Henderson - Alderman Ward 4
Wake City of Durham - Mayor
City of Durham - City Council Ward I
City of Durham - City Council Ward II
City of Durham - City Council Ward III
City of Raleigh - Mayor
City of Raleigh - City Council At-Large
City of Raleigh - City Council District A
City of Raleigh - City Council District B
City of Raleigh - City Council District C
City of Raleigh - City Council District D
City of Raleigh - City Council District E
Town of Cary - Town Council At-Large
Town of Cary - Town Council District A
Town of Cary - Town Council District C

Municipalities with 2017 Elections

Click on the map below, or select a county from the dropdown from the right, in order to see the municipalities in an individual county that will have election contests up for election in 2017. Contact the county board of elections to determine the specific election date for municipal contest events.