Primaries & General Elections

Primaries


In a primary, you nominate party candidates for these offices to appear on the general election ballot:
  • County Officials
  • Governor, judicial officers and other state officials
  • North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives
  • President
  • U.S. House of Representatives (Congress)

General Election


In the general election, you elect these officials:
  • County Officials
  • Judicial officers and other state officials
  • North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives
  • U.S. House of Representatives (Congress)

Presidential Elections


In the general election of a presidential year and every four years thereafter, you also elect:
  • Attorney General
  • Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Commissioner of Insurance
  • Commissioner of Labor
  • Governor, judicial officers and other state officials:
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • President and Vice President
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction

Terms & Other Elections


  • Pitt County Municipal elections are nonpartisan and held in odd numbered years.
  • U.S. Senators serve 6-year terms.