2017 Election Information

Important 2017 Wake County Election Dates

Municipal elections for Raleigh and Cary; Municipal primary for Durham (if necessary)

  • July 7, 2017 - Candidate filing begins
  • July 21, 2017 - Candidate filing ends
  • September 10, 2017 - Absentee ballots begin mailing out
  • September 15, 2017 - Voter registration deadline to vote in October municipal elections
  • September 21, 2017 - Early voting begins at the Wake County Board of Elections (BOE) Office
  • October 3, 2017 - Last day to submit an absentee ballot request
  • October 4, 2017 - Early voting begins at 6 alternative venues
  • October 7, 2017 - Last day for early voting
  • October 10, 2017 - Absentee ballots must be delivered to BOE office by 5:00 p.m.
  • October 10, 2017 - ELECTION DAY - Municipal elections for Raleigh and Cary; Municipal primary for Durham (if necessary)

Municipal elections for Angier, Apex, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon; Municipal run-off elections for Raleigh and Cary (if necessary)

  • October 8 -First day to request an absentee ballot
  • October 13, 2017 - Voter registration deadline to vote in November election
  • October 31 - Last day to request an absentee ballot
  • November 7, 2017 - ELECTION DAY - Municipal elections for Angier, Apex, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon; Municipal run-off elections for Raleigh and Cary (if necessary)

Go to the Wake County Board of Elections website for more information on important election dates, a voter registration application, or to request an absentee ballot.

candidate guides

candidate forums

September 21st - Cary Candidate Forum

September 28th - Raleigh Candidate Forum

October 5th - Knightdale Candidate Forum


sample ball0ts are now available

To obtain the sample ballot for your precinct, print this page or copy the following steps on a piece of paper. 

  • Click the button below to take you to a form page titled "Voter Search"
  • Complete the form - usually your first name, last name and voter status are sufficient.  At the bottom of the form, click the square to the left of "I am not a robot" and follow their instructions.  This is here to block internet bots from proceeding beyond this point.  If you are successful click the "Search" button.
  • You will be transferred to another page titled "Voter Search".  Here you will see your name in blue capital letters.  Click on your name.
  • You will be transferred to a third page titled "Voter Search".   Scroll down until you reach "Sample Ballots".   Under the word "Ballot(s)" you will see a blue code (which designates your precinct) .  Click on this and your sample ballet will appear.

Raleigh Transportation Bond on the 2017 Election Ballot

Below is the text of the Raleigh Transportation Bond in the 2017 election ballot:

"Shall the order adopted on July 5, 2017, authorizing not exceeding $206,700,000 TRANSPORTATION BONDS of the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, plus interest, for the purpose of providing funds, together with any other available funds, for various transportation related improvements inside and outside the corporate limits of said City, including, without limitation, street, sidewalk and streetscape improvements, bridges, bicycle lanes, curbs and drains, traffic controls, greenways, bus and train station and shelter improvements, and the acquisition of any related land, rights of way and equipment, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds, be approved?"

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How runoff elections work

 

[The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose candidates or particular political parties.]