Election Day 2022 is Tuesday, November 8th
The 2022 election is a midterm election, meaning that it takes place at the midpoint of a president's four year term of office. While 2022 isn't a presidential election, control of both the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate is at stake.
On Tuesday, November 8th, there will be elections for 435 seats in the US House, 36 seats in the US Senate (including a seat in North Carolina), 36 governor seats, and hundreds of statewide, local, and municipal offices.
There are many ways to vote during this year's election, including by casting a ballot in person on Election Day, voting early in person during the early voting period, or by requesting and returning an absentee ballot (also known as voting by mail).
This guide contains information about participating in the 2022 midterm election, including links that can help you register to vote and find election news.
The only statewide elections (meaning elections that every voter in the state can vote in) on the ballot in North Carolina are for an open seat in the United States Senate, two state Supreme Court seats, and four seats on the state Court of Appeals.
You'll also be able to vote for your representative in the US House of Representatives. There are 435 voting members of the US House. Each member represents a district and every state is divided into a certain number of districts based upon their population. This year North Carolina will vote for 14 representatives to send to the US House. You can find the candidates for US House in your district by looking up your sample ballot.
North Carolina's state legislature includes the House of Representatives and the Senate. Unlike the US House and Senate, these legislative bodies do not pass federal/nationwide laws. They pass legislation that pertains specifically to North Carolina. Both the state House and Senate are made up of elected officials who represent districts across the state. As with the US House, the candidates for state legislature on your ballot will vary depending upon the district in which you reside.