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  • Election Results 2018

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    Orange and Chatham County Incumbents swept the election, the Chapel Hill Affordable Housing Bond was approved, and four of the six constitutional amendments passed. 

    Scroll down to learn more and see the unofficial* results. (*Sources: NC State Board of Elections as of 9am on 11/7/18 and Ballotpedia)  


    ISSUES ON THE BALLOT

    STATE ISSUES 
    Four of the six state constitutional amendments passed. For the official summary of each amendment, review Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall's letter to County Election Officials. 

    1) Protect Right to Hunt and Fish passed with 2,048,235 votes (57% for and 43% against) (aka Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment, which creates a constitutional right to hunt and fish)

    2) Strengthening Victims Rights passed with 2,228,296 votes (62% for and 38% against) (aka Marsy's Law Amendment,which expands the constitutional rights of crime victims)

    3) Maximum Income Tax Rate of 7.0% passed with 2,060,373 votes (57% for and 43% against) (aka Income Tax Cap Amendment, which changes cap on income tax from 10 percent to 7 percent)

    4) Require Photo ID to Vote passed with 2,015,849 votes (56% for and 44% against) (aka Voter ID Amendment, which requires a photo ID to vote in person) 

    5) Nonpartisan Judicial Merit Commission was rejected with 2,347,700 votes against (67% against and 33% for) (aka Legislative Appointments to Elections Board and Commissions Amendment, which would have made the legislature responsible for appointments to election board)

    6) Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections was rejected with 2,164,886 votes against (62% against and 38% for) (aka Judicial Selection for Midterm Vacancies Amendment, which would have created a process, involving a commission, legislature, and governor to appoint to vacant state judicial seats) 


    LOCAL ISSUE

    • The Chapel Hill Affordable Housing Bond Referendum passed with 18,223 votes (72% for and 28% against). Through this referendum, voters authorized the Town of Chapel Hill to raise $10 million in general obligation bonds for affordable housing. 
     
    CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT

    FEDERAL RACES 
    • US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 04
    • ​US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 06
      • Congratulations to Incumbent US Rep Mark Walker (Rep), who won the election with with 159,651 votes (57%) and bested Ryan Watts (Dem) (43%)

    STATE RACES
    • NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 23
    • NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 050
    • NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 056

    ​LOCAL RACES - ORANGE COUNTY
    • ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AT-LARGE
      • Congratulations to Sally Greene (Dem), won the election with 53,693 votes and ran unopposed (she won the primary with 11,168 votes/61% and bested Brian Crawford and Noah Oswald)
    • ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 1
      • Congratulations to Jamezetta Bedford (Dem), who won the election with 53,198 votes and ran unopposed (she won the primary unopposed as well) 
    • ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 2
      • Congratulations to Earl McKee (Dem), who won the election with 54,588 votes and ran unopposed (he won the primary with 5,844 votes/81% and bested Tommy McNeill) 

    LOCAL RACES - CHATHAM COUNTY
    • CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 3
      • Congratulations to Incumbent Diana Hales (Dem), who won the election with 19,543 votes (55%) and bested Brian Bock (Rep) (45%)
    • CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 4
      • Congratulations to Incumbent Jim Crawford (Dem), who won the election with 19,744 votes (56%) and bested Neill Lindley (Rep) (44%)
    • CHATHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS DISTRICT 5
      • Congratulations to Incumbent Walter Petty (Rep), who won the election with 18,767 and ran unopposed 
         

     

    Visit the Chamber's Election Hub to learn more about local elections and read more blogs on "Our Voice."

    Direct any questions to Katie Loovis, Chamber Vice President for External Affairs, at (919) 696-0781 or KLoovis@CarolinaChamber.org
     

     
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