Before you head out to vote....take a moment to familiarize yourself with your local ballot. This year the ballot has four parts. So here they are:
1. Vote for the Presidential Candidate of your choice.
2. Vote for the party of your choice. Democrat, Republican or Libertarian straight party ticket are your choices here. If you vote for a straight party ticket you can skip the Partisan Race section of the ballot. But...you will still NOT have voted for the Judicial races and Non Partisan candidates.
3. Partisan Races are next on the ballot. These include your choice for United States Senate and House of Representatives as well as your choice for North Carolina Senate and House. In addition you will find all state offices, such as commissioner of insurance or labor, in this section.
4. Non Partisan Races are the last on the ballot. These are your judicial candidates.
Want to see a sample ballot here is an example.