The Green Papers: North Carolina 2018 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2018. Find 2019 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 8 May 2018
✓ Second Primary (if run-off is NOT required for a Federal office) No offices covered by this website require runoffs: Tuesday 26 June 2018
✓ Second Primary (if run-off is required for a Federal office): Tuesday 17 July 2018
✓ General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 May 2018 - Filing Deadline - Independent/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 26 June 2018 - Second Primary (if run-off is NOT required for a Federal office) No offices covered by this website require runoffs. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 17 July 2018 - Second Primary (if run-off is required for a Federal office). Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EDT (1030-2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 6:30a-7:30p EST (1130-0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:9,565,781 (3.09% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:15(2.79% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:13(2.99% of 435)
Capital:Raleigh
 

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North Carolina State and Local Government


If no candidate receives 30% of the vote in the North Carolina primary, the two leading candidates proceed to a run off. Unopposed candidates do not appear on the primary ballot. The primary is for the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties.

The Green Party holds its nominating convention on 1 July 2018.


2018 Calendar from the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Click on "Election Calendars", then click on "Master Election Schedule".

Primary candidate listing and 2018 State Filing List from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

8 May 2018 Primary: Returns from an official source.
Results from Politico
Results from The New York Times.

29 August 2018: A US Circuit Court 3 judge panel found that the state's Congressional Districts violate the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause in that they are unconstitutionally gerrymandered for Republicans.
4 September 2018: The US Circuit Court 3 judge panel wrote "We conclude that there is insufficient time for this Court to approve a new districting plan and for the State to conduct an election using that plan prior to the seating of the new Congress in January 2019. And we further find that imposing a new schedule for North Carolina’s congressional elections would, at this late juncture, unduly interfere with the State’s electoral machinery and likely confuse voters and depress turnout..."

6 November 2018: 2018 General Election Candidate Details (XLSX) from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
Returns from the North Carolina State Board of Elections (certified on 28 November 2018 except for CD 9 due to issues in Bladen and Robeson Counties).

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Thomas Roland "Thom" Tillis
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Eva F. Lee
FEC S0NC00277

Class 3 Republican Senator  Richard Mauze Burr
Served in U.S. House- first elected: 1994; re-elected: 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2004; re-elected: 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Roy Asberry Cooper
First elected: 2016
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Daniel J. "Dan" Forest
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Cal Cunningham

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (3 Renominated);
10 Republican (9 Renominated, 1 Lost / No longer running)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected in Special Election, 20 July 2004, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Frank W. Ballance, Jr.- effective 11 June 2004.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 190,457 69.85% Congressman  George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr.
FEC H4NC01046; 26 Nov 18; Tot $769,980; Dsb $889,892
  Candidate Republican 82,218 30.15% Roger Warren Allison
FEC H8NC01104; 26 Nov 18; Tot $30,384; Dsb $30,284
Total 272,675 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  George Edward Bell Holding
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 170,072 51.27% Congressman  George Edward Bell Holding
FEC H2NC13110; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,038,058; Dsb $2,984,881
  Candidate Democratic 151,977 45.82% former state Representative Linda D. Coleman
FEC H8NC02110; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,727,308; Dsb $1,598,644
  Candidate Libertarian 9,655 2.91% Japheth Nthautha "Jeff" Matemu
FEC H8NC02136; 26 Nov 18; Tot $24,205; Dsb $22,750
Total 331,704 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Walter B. Jones, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 1994
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated - 5 April 2018: Indicated that 2018 will be his last run for Congress.
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 187,901 100.00% Congressman  Walter B. Jones, Jr.
FEC H2NC01081; 26 Nov 18; Tot $586,962; Dsb $566,875
Total 187,901 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  David Eugene Price
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
Returned to House: 1996
[previously served in House]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 247,067 72.37% Congressman  David Eugene Price
FEC H6NC04037; 26 Nov 18; Tot $920,333; Dsb $941,201
  Candidate Republican 82,052 24.03% Steve Albert "Von" Loor
FEC H8NC04090
  Candidate Libertarian 12,284 3.60% Barbara Jean Howe
FEC H8NC04124; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,257; Dsb $3,257
Total 341,403 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Virginia Ann Foxx
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 159,917 57.03% Congressman  Virginia Ann Foxx
FEC H4NC05146; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,344,601; Dsb $2,233,604
  Candidate Democratic 120,468 42.97% Winston-Salem City Councilmember  Denise Darcel "DD" Adams
FEC H8NC05063; 26 Nov 18; Tot $385,118; Dsb $354,930
Total 280,385 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 160,709 56.52% Congressman  Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker
FEC H4NC06052; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,325,406; Dsb $750,221
  Candidate Democratic 123,651 43.48% Ryan Victor Watts
FEC H8NC06079; 26 Nov 18; Tot $339,328; Dsb $310,006
Total 284,360 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Cheston Rouzer
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 156,809 55.54% Congressman  David Cheston Rouzer
FEC H2NC07096; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,568,866; Dsb $1,331,745
  Candidate Democratic 120,838 42.80% Lauren Kyle "Kyle" Horton
FEC H8NC07101; 26 Nov 18; Tot $874,717; Dsb $859,193
  Candidate Constitution 4,665 1.65% David Warren Fallin
FEC H8NC07135
Total 282,312 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 141,402 55.34% Congressman  Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
FEC H2NC08185; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,496,097; Dsb $2,073,197
  Candidate Democratic 114,119 44.66% former Aberdeen Mayor Frank Alexander McNeill, Jr.
FEC H8NC08083; 26 Nov 18; Tot $707,758; Dsb $700,041
Total 255,521 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Congressman Robert Matthew Pittenger
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Lost Primary / No Longer Running -
This contest was not certified due to irregularities in Bladen County involving requests for absentee ballots, unreturned absentee ballots, and individuals who illegally collected absentee ballots. An evidentiary hearing is scheduled circa 21 December 2018. On 6 December 2018, Dan McCready (Democratic) announced that he is withdrawing his concession. The unofficial results are Mark Everette Harris (Republican) 139,246 votes, 49.25%; Daniel Kent "Dan" McCready (Democratic) 138,341 votes, 48.93%; Jeffery "Jeff" Scott (Libertarian) 5,130 votes, 1.81%.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 139,246 49.25% Mark Everette Harris
FEC H6NC09200; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,152,513; Dsb $2,102,992
  Candidate Democratic 138,341 48.93% Daniel Kent "Dan" McCready
FEC H8NC09123; 26 Nov 18; Tot $6,168,541; Dsb $6,159,083
  Candidate Libertarian 5,130 1.81% Jeffery "Jeff" Scott
FEC H8NC09156
Total 282,717 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Patrick Timothy McHenry
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 164,969 59.29% Congressman  Patrick Timothy McHenry
FEC H4NC10047; 26 Nov 18; Tot $3,747,102; Dsb $3,783,249
  Candidate Democratic 113,259 40.71% David Wilson Brown
FEC H8NC10097; 26 Nov 18; Tot $128,547; Dsb $126,574
Total 278,228 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 11
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Mark Randal Meadows
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 178,012 59.21% Congressman  Mark Randal Meadows
FEC H2NC11080; 26 Nov 18; Tot $1,891,659; Dsb $1,380,354
  Candidate Democratic 116,508 38.75% Phillip Gregory Price
FEC H8NC11103; 26 Nov 18; Tot $237,943; Dsb $229,152
  Candidate Libertarian 6,146 2.04% Clifton Burton "Clif" Ingram, Jr.
FEC H8NC11152
Total 300,666 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 12
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Alma Shealey Adams
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected in concurrent general and special elections [re: to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt (Democratic)]: 4 November 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Elected Democratic 203,974 73.07% Congressman  Alma Shealey Adams
FEC H4NC12100; 26 Nov 18; Tot $588,735; Dsb $514,551
  Candidate Republican 75,164 26.93% former Superior Court Judge Paul Michael Wright
FEC H6NC12089
Total 279,138 100.00%  

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 13
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
• Re-elected Tuesday 6 November 2018
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Elected Republican 147,570 51.54% Congressman  Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd
FEC H6NC13129; 26 Nov 18; Tot $2,428,670; Dsb $2,337,511
  Candidate Democratic 130,402 45.54% University of North Carolina at Greensboro Trustee  Kathy Ellen Manning
FEC H8NC13067; 26 Nov 18; Tot $4,211,616; Dsb $4,197,105
  Candidate Libertarian 5,513 1.93% Thomas Aaron "Tom" Bailey
FEC H8NC13075; 15 Nov 18; Tot $5,855; Dsb $5,677
  Candidate Green 2,831 0.99% Robert Franklin Corriher
FEC H8NC13083
Total 286,316 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Secretary of State  Elaine Folk Marshall
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Attorney General  Joshua H. "Josh" Stein
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Treasurer  Dale R. Folwell
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Democratic Auditor  Beth A. Wood
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Steven Wayne "Steve" Troxler
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Insurance Commissioner John Michael "Mike" Causey
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Commissioner of Labor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Labor Commissioner Cherie Killian Berry
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Mark Randall Johnson, Jr.
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 14 candidates
  Republican: 18 incumbents, 13 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  North Carolina State Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  North Carolina General Assembly
  North Carolina General Assembly - House
  North Carolina General Assembly - Senate
  North Carolina General Statutes
Democratic
  North Carolina Democratic Party
Republican
  North Carolina House Republicans
  North Carolina Republican Party
Third Party
  Charlotte Area Green Party
  Constitution Party of North Carolina
  Justice Party of North Carolina
  Libertarian Party of North Carolina
  North Carolina Green Party
  North Carolina Right To Life
  The Unity Party of North Carolina
Media & others
  Asheville Citizen-Times
  Chapel Hill News
  Concord and Kannapolis Independent Tribune
  Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids
  Goldsboro News-Argus
  Hickory Daily Record
  Mooresville Tribune
  Mount Olive Tribune
  News & Record - Greensboro
  NewsLink.org - North Carolina
  newsobserver.com - Raleigh - Durham - Cary - Chapel Hill
  Politics1.com - North Carolina
  Star-News - Wilmington
  Statesville Record and Landmark
  The Charlotte Observer
  The Courier-Tribune - Asheboro
  The Daily News - Jacksonville
  The Herald-Sun - Durham
  The McDowell News
  The Morganton News Herald
  The New Bern Sun Journal
  The Pilot - Southern Pines
  The Star - Shelby
  Winston-Salem Journal
  WRAL TV - CBS - Raleigh

 


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