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Election Hub

The Chamber's Election Hub is a one-stop shop for information about who and what is on your ballot and where and when to vote. 

2021 General Election

Who is on your Ballot

What: 2021 local races are underway for Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough Mayor and Town Council/Commission as well as Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education.

Who: There are seven local races and 28 candidates vying for 15 seats. Scroll down to view the full list of candidates and their websites, social media, and contact information.

Candidate Survey Responses

Responses: The Chamber and Carrboro Business Alliance (CBA) designed Yes, No, or Unsure survey instruments. Review candidate survey responses: Chapel Hill Candidate Survey ResponsesCarrboro Candidate Survey Responses.

Amplification: The Chamber and CBA are partnering with and the Daily Tar Heel, the former is featuring surveys on a new election page and the latter is running full page adds: Chapel Hill candidate responses, DTH, Oct 20, 2021 edition (p. 16) and the Carrboro candidate responses, DTH, Oct 28, 2021 edition.

Where and When to Vote

Vote: There are three ways to vote in North Carolina: 1) by mail and the there is no special circumstance or reason needed to vote by mail in NC, but you must request a ballot before the Oct 26, 2021 deadline; 2) in-person early voting, which is underway now through Oct 30, 2021 with site options and times and same-day voter registration; and 3) in-person on Election Day, which is Nov 2.

Where: Visit for a quick and easy way to find your polling place.

When: Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Voting by mail and one-stop early voting are underway. Review the official schedule from the  Orange County Board of Elections.

Register: To vote in North Carolina, one must first register. Registering to vote in NC is easy and can be done: 1) online through the DMV, 2) by mail, or 3) in-person at early voting sites with proof of residency.

Learn More 

About: The Chamber engages in the Primary and General Elections to ensure Chamber members and friends have the information they need about the candidates and the process before they go to the polls. Annually, The Chamber: 1) activates the Election Hub to share timely information and 2) conducts candidate surveys to reveal candidate positions on issues that matter to the local business community. In addition, from 2017-2020, The Chamber coordinated the (un)forum to share candidate videos and connect candidates with Chamber members and hosted candidate and elected official event(s).

Contacts: For questions about the Chamber's election activation, contact Chamber Vice President of External Affairs, Katie Loovis. For additional election information, contact your County Board of Elections (Orange CountyChatham County, and Durham County) and/or the NC State Board of Elections.

2021 Candidates

Carrboro Mayor

(1 seat/2 candidates filed)

Carrboro Town Council

(3 seats/5 candidates filed)

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill Mayor

(1 seats/3 candidates filed)

Chapel Hill Town Council

(4 seats/8 candidates filed)


Hillsborough Mayor

(1 seat/1 candidate filed)

Hillsborough Board of Commissioners

(2 seats/3 candidates filed)

Board of Education

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board

(3 seats/6 candidates filed)


Past Elections

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The Election Hub is curated by Katie Loovis, Vice President of External Affairs, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro. For questions about elections, government affairs, public policy, or advocacy, contact Katie at: 919.696.0781 (mobile) or