Frequently Asked Questions
Why are there only judicial candidates for the NC Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
in the voter guide and not judicial candidates for Superior and District Courts?
The General Assembly authorized only candidates for the NC Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals to be placed in this Voter Guide.
Why are there only candidates for one seat in this guide?
This seat is the only one that has a primary to decide which two candidates will be on the General Election ballot. all other judicial seats had only two candidates to file for that particular seat, therefore no primary is required.
Will I need to show photo ID when I vote in the primary this year?
Photo ID will not be required until 2016.
Why can't I find the political party affiliation of the candidates listed in the guide?
All judges in North Carolina are elected on a non-partisan basis. They do not file or run as nominees of a political party. They are not listed on the ballot with a party affiliation; thus the candidates are presented in the voter guide in a non-partisan manner.