List of NCGA Candidates for 2016

Early voting has begun in North Carolina. Election day statewide is Tuesday,  3/15/2016.

2016 Primary Candidates for NC Senate

2016 Primary Candidates for NC House

For a official list of candidates including all statewide and local elections, vist: ftp://alt.ncsbe.gov/Candidate_Filing/

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By John Sanford Friedrich

“You need to respect the autonomy of somebody running their business,” said Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-09 Mecklenburg).

“It’s like smoking bans. Do you ban smoking or do people have the right to private property? I think people have the right to private property. In public spaces, absolutely, we can have smoking bans. But we don’t want to micromanage people’s lives and businesses. If you have a business, do you want the government to come in and tell you [that] you need to hire somebody? Why should government be there to impose on the freedoms we enjoy?”

There is a certain free market argument for the allowing of smoking in private establishments.  Indeed the act of smoking in bars or restaurants with owners who consented to the practice was the law of North Carolina from colonial administration until Jan. 2 2010.

Smoking in semi-public may hold up for an intellectual argument even as it does lose on epidemiological grounds.  How is it that Congressman Pittenger likens this issue to the ability to fire LGBT employees or openly inform them they will never receive a promotion?

September 2014

Important Dates

DateTitle
10/10/2014Voter Registration Deadline for General Election
10/23/2014One-Stop (Early) Voting Begins
10/27/2014 at 5:00 PMCampaign Finance Third Quarter Plus Report Due
10/28/2014Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail
11/1/2014 at 1:00 PMOne-Stop Voting Ends
11/4/2014 at 5:00 PMLast day to Return an absentee Ballot by Mail
11/4/2014GENERAL ELECTION

Important Dates

  • 12/01/2015 - 2016 Candidate Filing Period Begins
  • 12/21/2015 - 2016 Candidate Filing Deadline
  • 03/15/2016 - 2016 Primary Election

More info here: https://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/election-calendar

North Carolina is headed in the wrong direction.

NC House

Political groups
Republican Party (74)
Democratic Party (45)
Unaffiliated (1)

Length of term
2 years

NC Senate

Political groups
Republican Party (34)
Democratic Party (16)

Length of term
2 years