North Carolina - Open Primaries
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Primary Elections State By State



  • Democratic congressional and state primaries: open
  • Republican congressional and state primaries: open
  • Democratic Presidential primary: mixed
  • Republican Presidential primary: mixed


Primary Type Definitions



  • Voters may or may not choose to affiliate with a political party.
  • 28% of North Carolina voters are registered as unaffiliated.


Details of voting in congressional and state primary elections:

  • Voters do not have to declare a party affiliation in order to vote in the primary, but they must choose one party's ballot.