To complete the state’s primary election cycle, a second primary (run-off election) will take place on May 14, 2024.  The statewide ballot will include the following contests:

  • Republican nomination for lieutenant governor:
    • Hal Weatherman
    • Jim O’Neill
  • Republican nomination for state auditor:
    • Jack Clark
    • Dave Boliek
  • Republican nomination for U.S. House District 13:
    • Kelly Daughtry
    • Brad Knott

County-level second primaries will also be held for

  • Republican nomination for the South Point Township District on the Gaston County Board of Commissioners:
    • Jim Bailey
    • Ronnie Worley
  • A third seat on the Orange County Schools Board of Education:
    • Jennifer Moore
    • Bonnie Hauser

All voters who live in the district for which a second primary is conducted and are registered with the political party of the candidates are eligible to vote in the second primary.

Unaffiliated voters who live in that district and either didn’t vote in the primary, or who voted the ballot of the party for which the second primary is being held, would also be eligible.

In counties where second primaries are held, new registration of voters is not permitted between the first and second primaries. Therefore, same-day voter registration is not available during early voting for the second primary. However, individuals who become eligible to vote between the primary and second primary and who are otherwise eligible to vote in the second primary may register and vote on the day of the second primary — May 14th.

Early voting for the May 14th second primary election begins Thursday, April 25, and ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. Early voting sites and schedules are available on the State Board of Elections website at: Early Voting Site Search. A printable list of locations and voting hours is also available at: Early Voting Sites for the May 14, 2024 Election (PDF).

Key dates and deadlines for the 2024 second primary election in North Carolina:

  • March 30, 2024: County boards of elections begin mailing absentee ballots to eligible voters who submitted an absentee ballot request form.
  • April 25, 2024: In-person early voting begins.
  • May 7, 2024: Absentee ballot request deadline (5 p.m.).*
  • May 11, 2024: In-person early voting ends (3 p.m.).
  • May 14, 2024: Election Day.
  • May 14, 2024: Absentee ballot return deadline (7:30 p.m.).*

*Voter registration and absentee voting deadlines are different for military and overseas citizen voters.