March primary information


Your vote countsThe March 15 primary ballot will be full for both Democratic and Republican voters. 

In addition to the national presidential race, there are several state and local races for which voters should become familiar.

Since Hyde County has no League of Women Voters (who offer voter’s guides in counties nationwide), the Ocracoke Observer sought to create one for this primary.

We asked candidates for Hyde County commissioner for Ocracoke, the NC House District 6 seat which includes Ocracoke, the U.S. Congressional District 3 seat, and the U.S. Senate to respond to some questions. Not all candidates responded and we present the responses we received.

There is also an important public improvement bond to the tune of $2 billion.

We encourage you to research all the candidates before voting. The website contains a lot of information on the statewide candidates.

We include the entire ballot with the contenders in all parties, including the text of the referendum voters will be asked to approve.  

To view the March 15 primary election ballot, click here

For the informational pages mentioned above, see the links below.

Early voting kicks off today and it’s not too late to register to vote in March 15 primary, click here

Primary voting on Ocracoke, click here

Ballot for March 15, 2016 Primary Election, click here 

Hyde County Commissioner candidates in Ocracoke Observer interview, click here

NC House of Representatives for District 6 answer questions Click here

House Assembly candidate Judy Justice visits the island, Click here

U.S. Senate candidates,  Click here 

Candidates’ night features commissioners, state house contenders, Click here 

Voting for Congress muddled as early voting gets under way (OBX Voice) Click here 

Candidates slow to file in Hyde County, Click here 

Charles Meeker to run for state Commissioner of Labor,  Click here

Editorial and Opinion:

 Commentary: Vote responsibly, Click here

Dispatch from Raleigh: In wake of gerrymandering ruling, give reform a chance, Click here 

Selecting county commissioners: time to re-examine? Click here

North Carolina Exemplifies National Battles Over Voting Laws, Click here 

External links:

Hyde County Elections Office, Click here

Ballotpedia, the  Encyclopedia of  American Politics, Click here

Politics North Carolina, Click here 

The News&Observer Voter Guide, Click  here 

League of Women Voters of North Carolina, Click here

State Board of Elections, Click here, Click here