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Election Hub

2021 Elections

Welcome to The Chamber's Election Hub, your one-stop-shop to demystify the elections and help you and your colleagues know who and what is on your ballot. Visit this page in the coming weeks for more information on the 2021 election season, which will include races for mayor, town council, and school board seats.

Common Questions 

Q: How do I register to vote in NC?

Q: How do I run for office in NC?

  • Becoming a candidate for office in NC requires three steps: 1) meet general candidate requirements (can include age minimum and residency requirements), 2) file notice of candidacy, and 3) pay any filing fees. Learn more through the State and Orange County Board of Elections.

Q: How do I learn about candidates on my ballot in NC?

  • Once available, access your sample ballot and learn more about each candidate (watch views and read survey responses) through, an extremely helpful, non-partisan resource provided by the League of Women Voters.

Q: How do I vote in NC?  There are three ways to vote:

  • 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.

Q: Who do I contact if I have more questions?

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, 2) hosts candidate and elected official event(s), and 3) coordinates videos through the (un)forum and conducts survey(s) to reveal candidate positions on issues that matter to the local business community.

For questions about the Chamber's election activation, contact Chamber Vice President of External Affairs, Katie Loovis, at (919) 696-0781 (cell) or


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