North Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live

Last Modified: March 20, 2020 at 5:52 am

North Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
North Carolina Senate election Dates 2020
North Carolina Senate election​ Date: March 3, 2020​ 

 

One-term incumbent Republican Thom Tillis was elected to the first term in 2014 after serving eight years in the state House of Representatives, narrowly defeating one-term incumbent Kay Hagan. He faced a primary challenge from three different candidates.


North Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

State senator Erica D. Smith, Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller, and former state senator Cal Cunningham ran for the Democratic nomination.

On March 3, 2020, Tillis and Cunningham won their respective parties' primaries.


The Electoral system of North Carolina

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In North Carolina, state legislators (representatives and senators) are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote.

·  State executive officials, including governor and attorney general, are also elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Representatives and Senators.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in North Carolina: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.


North Carolina Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Shannon Bray (Libertarian)
  • Cal Cunningham (Democratic)
  • Kevin E. Hayes (Constitution)
  • Thom Tillis (Republican)

North Carolina Elections Results

#To Be Announced


 Past North Carolina Elections Results 

United States Senate election in North Carolina, 2016 

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Richard Burr (incumbent)

2,395,376

51.06%

-3.75%

 

Democratic

Deborah Ross

2,128,165

45.37%

+2.32%

 

Libertarian

Sean Haugh

167,592

3.57%

+1.48%

Total votes

4,691,133

100.0%

N/A

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