Welcome to The Chamber's Election Hub, your one-stop-shop to demystify local elections and help you and your colleagues know who and what is on your ballot.
What: 2021 Elections for Carrboro Mayor and Town Council, Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council, Hillsborough Mayor and Board of Commissioners, and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education.
When: Absentee by mail voting begins October 3, One-Stop early voting runs from October 14-30, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. Review the official schedule from the Orange County Board of Elections.
Who: The Chamber is tracking seven local races and the 28 individuals who filed for candidacy. Scroll down to review the list of candidates and their websites, social media, and contact information.
Where: There are three ways to vote in North Carolina:
- Absentee: NC has a vote by mail process, called absentee voting. No special circumstance or reason is needed to vote by mail in NC, but you must request your absentee ballot before the deadline.
- Early: NC offers in-person Early Voting with several site options and times. Same-Day Voter Registration is available during the Early Voting period at all NC Early Voting sites.
- Election Day: NC voters may vote in-person on Election Day at their assigned polling place.
How: To vote in North Carolina, once 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.
More about the 2021 Candidates: The Chamber will conduct a survey of candidates for Mayor and Town Councils and share the responses widely. In addition, Vote411.org is an extremely helpful, nonpartisan resource provided by the League of Women Voters that shares more information about each candidate and access to your sample ballot.
2021 Races & Candidates
(1 seat/2 candidates filed)
Carrboro Town Council
(3 seats/5 candidates filed)
Chapel Hill Mayor
(1 seats/3 candidates filed)
Chapel Hill Town Council
(4 seats/8 candidates filed)
(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)
2021 Chamber Election Activation
The Chamber engages in the Primary and General Elections to ensure our 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). For questions about the Chamber's election activation, contact Chamber Vice President of External Affairs, Katie Loovis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.