• Elections

  • The Chamber is involved in local elections, including Chapel Hill and Carrboro municipal elections, as well as elections for Orange County Board of Commissioners.

    Candidates seeking to file for the 2017 municipal elections will file their notice of candidacy at their county board of elections starting at 12:00 noon on Friday July 7, 2017 and ending at 12:00 noon on Friday July 21.

    Visit back this page for information about getting to know candidates for Chapel Hill Town Council and Carrboro Board of Aldermen as the 2017 election moves closer. 


    Voting Resources:

    In the 2016 primary election cycle, the Chamber:

    • Endorsed the Connect NC Bond Referendum: At its December 2015 board meeting, the Chamber’s Board of Directors endorsed the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum.  The Chamber also hosted UNC and UNC Health Care staff to discuss the importance of the bond referendum to UNC-Chapel Hill.  Learn more info at carolinabond.unc.edu and pledge to “vote yes to invest” at voteyestoinvest.com
    • Hosted Coffee with the Candidates: At the February meeting of the Economic Development & Public Policy (EDPP) Committee, the Chamber hosted both candidates for the North Carolina General Assembly and the Orange County Board of Commissioners, in addition to nonpartisan judicial candidates.  See a full list of candidates who have filed for office in Orange County here. 
    • Hosted Cocktails with the Candidates: At the February meeting of the Chapel Hill Young Professionals (CHYP), the Chamber hosted candidates for the Orange County Board of Commissioners and nonpartisan judicial candidates.  See photos from Cocktails with Candidates at the Chamber’s Flickr account

    In the 2016 primary election cycle, the Chamber

    • The Chamber has endorsed both bond referendums on Orange County ballots, one bond for $120 million for capital needs Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools and one bond for $5 million for affordable housing.

    The Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA), of which our chamber is a founding member, endorsed the Wake Transit Referendum.  All three counties – Orange, Durham, and Wake – have approved a half-cent sales tax to support transit.  Read more about RTA’s focus on transit

    Have questions? Contact Kristen Smith at 919.357.9988 or at ksmith@carolinachamber.org.