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, 201 - 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 forums

September 21st - Cary Candidate Forum

September 28th - Raleigh 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.

LWV-Wake is in the process of preparing candidate information for voting guides. We will post more information here and on Facebook as materials are finalized. Please check back with us. [The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan and does not support or oppose candidates or particular political parties.]