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Wake County voting guide 

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 Wake County Board of Elections at 856-6240 or visit www.wakegov.com/elections.

The Indy does not endorse in unopposed races. Here are our recommendations for the contested elections.

Please note that not all of these names appear on every Wake voter's ballot. Some congressional districts, for example, include only limited areas of the county.

Search and read candidate questionnaires.


U.S. Senate

Ken Lewis (D)
No Republican endorsement

U.S. House

District 2: Renee Ellmers (R)
No Democratic primary

District 4: William (B.J.) Lawson (R)
No Democratic primary

District 13: Bernie Reeves (R)
No Democratic primary

State House

District 33: Rosa U. Gill (D), Paul Terrell III (R)

District 34: Brian Tinga (R)
No Democratic primary

District 39: Darren Jackson (D)
No Republican primary

District 41: Tom Murry (R)
No Democratic primary

Judicial races (nonpartisan)

N.C. Court of Appeals (Calabria seat): Jane Gray

N.C. Court of Appeals (Elmore seat): Leto Copeley

Wake District Court Judge District 10 (Salisbury seat): Damion McCullers

Wake County Commissioners

District 2: Phil Jeffreys (R)
No Democratic primary

Correction (April 15, 2010): Paul Terrell III is the Republican candidate in District 33.


  • Election Day: Tuesday, May 4 Early voting: Thursday, April 15–Saturday, May 1

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