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November 7, 2016

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Election Day is officially upon us. Tomorrow, North Carolinians will cast their ballots across the state after 3.1 million people participated in early voting, which ended on Saturday.

Along with the presidential election, the NC ballot will include statewide races for one seat in the US Senate, the NC Council of State, a NC Supreme Court Justice and five seats on the NC Court of Appeals. All of the seats in the NC House and Senate as well as NC’s 13 seats in the US House are up for election, North Carolinians will include these races based upon districts.

McGuireWoods Consulting has published detailed reports over the past month on the statewide races; for more information on these races, follow the links below:

Council of State

State House

State Senate

Federal & Judicial  

McGuireWoods Consulting will provide you with elections results tomorrow.

2016 Elections

WRAL-NEWS: Race could shift balance of NC’s top court

While most of the attention this election season is on the presidential and gubernatorial races, another election could change the political inclination of North Carolina’s top court.

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL: Final Elon poll finds McCrory and Cooper tied in North Carolina governor race

The race for North Carolina governor is dead even, at least according to the final Elon University poll for the 2016 election.

WRAL-NEWS: Cooper widens fundraising lead over McCrory in governor race

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Roy Cooper expanded his money advantage over Republican incumbent Pat McCrory in the months leading to the final days of their hotly-contested race, but that hasn’t translated to supremacy in the polls.

NEWS & OBSERVER: Unafilliated voters push NC early-voting to all-time high

Early voters in North Carolina produced a record turnout this year, with more than 3.1 million residents voting by mail or in person, according to voting data compiled Saturday.

WRAL-TECH WIRE: Google to offer real-time election returns for North Carolina

You won’t have to watch local TV or stay tuned to a web site in order to track all or just the North Carolina election returns that interest you on Tuesday thanks to a partnership between the Internet giant and the State Board of Elections.

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: In this year’s tight election North Carolina has jumped from battleground to ‘super battleground’ status

Never before has North Carolina played such a pivotal role in American politics.

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: Feds to monitor voting in Cumberland, Robeson counties

Federal election monitors will be watching poll sites in Cumberland, Robeson and two other North Carolina counties for reasons that have not been announced.

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER: Here’s what’s at stake for voters in Tuesday’s election

With North Carolina a key presidential battleground state, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s frequent visits have overshadowed a range of local and statewide races.

WNCN-NEWS: Wake voters cast ballots on public transportation referendum

Wake County voters have a chance to have their voices here on a sales tax referendum at the end of the ballot.

TWC-NEWS: Alcohol referendum on the ballot in Davidson Co.

People in Davidson County looking for an ice cold beer or a glass of wine for dinner don’t have too many options in the area. 

TWC-NEWS: Orange Co. voters to decide on $125 million bond referendum

Orange County voters will decide on a $125 million bond referendum that’s on the election ballot.

WSCO-NEWS: Leaders stress importance of referendums on affordable housing, infrastructure

The focus in North Carolina is on the presidential candidates and the big races for governor and attorney general, but Charlotte voters will decide on a number of key local issues in the November election.


OUTER BANKS VOICE: Dare Commissioner and House candidate Warren Judge dies
Commissioner Warren Judge, who devoted two decades of his life to championing Dare County causes, passed away during the weekend after a brief illness.