Federal, state and local races are in the primary election; however, some contests don't have primaries if there is only one candidate from the party running for a seat.
Election Day is Tuesday, May 4. Early voting begins Thursday, April 15, and runs through Saturday, May 1. During early voting, you can register to vote and cast your ballot on the same day.
Runoff elections, if necessary, will be held Tuesday, June 22, with early voting running from June 3-19.
For more information or to find your polling place, call the Durham County Board of Elections at 560-0700 or visit www.co.durham.nc.us/departments/elec.
The Indy does not endorse in unopposed races. Here are our recommendations for the contested elections.
Not all of these names appear on every Durham voter's ballot. Some congressional districts, for example, include only limited areas of the county.
Ken Lewis (D)
No Republican endorsement
District 4: William "B.J." Lawson
No Democratic primary
District 55: W.A. (Winkie) Wilkins (D)
No Republican primary
Judicial races (nonpartisan)
N.C. Court of Appeals (Calabria seat): Jane Gray
N.C. Court of Appeals (Elmore seat): Leto Copeley
Durham District Court Judge District 14 (Bushfan seat): Brian Aus
Durham District Court Judge District 14 (McKown seat): Kerry Sutton
Durham County Sheriff
Worth L. Hill (D)
Durham County Board of Education (nonpartisan)
District 1A: Omega Curtis Parker
District 2A: Fredrick A. Davis
District 3B: Nancy Cox
District 4B: Stephen A. Martin