2024 Elections Information

2024 Primary Election

The 2024 primary election, including the presidential preference primary, is Tuesday, March 5, 2024. During this election, voters choose which candidates should be the party nominees to appear on the general election ballot. The 2024 general election is Tuesday, November 5, 2024.

Dates and Deadlines

Here are voter dates and deadlines for the 2024 primary election in North Carolina:

  • Jan. 19, 2024: County boards of elections begin mailing absentee ballots to eligible voters who submitted an absentee ballot request form.
  • Feb. 9, 2024: Voter registration deadline (5 p.m.).*
  • Feb. 15, 2024: In-person early voting begins.
  • Feb. 27, 2024: Absentee ballot request deadline (5 p.m.).*
  • March 2, 2024: In-person early voting ends (3 p.m.).
  • March 5, 2024: Primary Election Day.
  • March 5, 2024: Absentee ballot return deadline (7:30 p.m.).*

*Voter registration and absentee voting deadlines are different for military and overseas citizen voters.

Who Can Vote in the Primary?

Voters affiliated with any political party may vote the ballot of candidates for their party only. For example, a registered Republican may vote the Republican primary ballot only. Some recognized political parties in North Carolina may not have primary ballots.

Unaffiliated voters may choose to vote any one political party’s ballot. A voter cannot vote in more than one party’s primary.

How to Determine Winners

Candidates who win in each contest on their party’s ballot will become their party’s nominees. The nominee will appear on the ballot in the general election contest. To become the party’s nominee, the candidate must win by at least 30% of the vote plus one.

Second Primary?

If no candidate reaches the vote percentage necessary to become the nominee in a contest on the ballot, a runner-up can request a second primary to be held on May 14, 2024. Voters can revisit this page after the primary to see if any contests will have second primaries.

Presidential Preference Primary

Under state law, each recognized political party in the state submits to the State Board of Elections a list of its presidential candidates for the presidential preference primary ballot, no later than 90 days before the primary.

  1. Democratic Candidates
  2. Libertarian Candidates
  3. Republican Candidates

2024 Primary DEM Candidates

Election Contest Candidate Name
Presidential Preference Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Presidential Preference No Preference
NC Governor Gary Foxx
NC Governor Michael R. (Mike) Morgan
NC Governor Josh Stein
NC Governor Marcus W. Williams
NC Governor Chrelle Booker
NC Lieutenant Governor Rachel Hunt
NC Lieutenant Governor Mark H. Robinson
NC Lieutenant Governor Ben Clark
NC Attorney General Satana Deberry
NC Attorney General Tim Dunn
NC Attorney General Jeff Jackson
NC Commissioner of Insurance Natasha Marcus
NC Commissioner of Insurance David Wheeler
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction C.R. Katie Eddings
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction Maurice (Mo) Green
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction Kenon Crumble
NC Treasurer Gabe Esparza
NC Treasurer Wesley Harris
NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 06 Allison Riggs
NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 06 Lora Christine Cubbage
NC House of Representatives District 009 Claire Kempner
NC House of Representatives District 009 Lenton Brown

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