The NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Political Action Committee (PAC) is excited to endorse the following candidates for North Carolina state races, as there are many great candidates and pro-choice champions running for office in North Carolina this year (NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina PAC does not endorse federal races). NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina PAC does not have the capacity to endorse in all races, but we are happy to share these endorsements with you!
Some criteria the NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina PAC considered that contributed to the final endorsement list include: Strategic districts and races where a pro-choice champion can make a difference; diversity of the candidates; and, for incumbents, votes taken on issues that will advance reproductive freedom for all North Carolinians.
NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina PAC is a nonpartisan committee.
Websites for all of the candidates are provided so voters can learn more about each endorsed candidate. An “*” indicates an incumbent.
NORTH CAROLINA STATEWIDE RACES
Governor – Roy Cooper*: https://roycooper.com/
Lieutenant Governor – Yvonne Holley: https://www.yvonnelewisholley.com/
Commissioner of Labor – Jessica Holmes: https://jessicaholmesnc.com/
Attorney General – Josh Stein*: https://www.joshstein.org/
Commissioner of Agriculture – Jenna Wadsworth: https://www.jennawadsworth.com/
NORTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL RACES
Chris Brook* (North Carolina Court of Appeals): https://www.keepjudgechrisbrook.com/
NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC endorses in federal races, and has endorsed the following North Carolina Congressional and Senate candidates:
Cal Cunningham (US Senate): https://www.calfornc.com/
Debra Ross (NC-02): https://deborahross.com/
Kathy Manning (NC-06): https://www.kathymanningfornc.com/
Patricia Timmons Goodson (NC-08): https://www.timmonsgoodsonforcongress.com/
Alma Adams* (NC-12): https://almaadamsforcongress.com/
If you are interested in additional endorsements from allied organizations, check out these from our partners:
Equality NC PAC
Lillian’s List Featured Candidates
National Association of Social Workers – NC PACE
VOTING IN NORTH CAROLINA
For more information on voting, including one-stop early polling locations and hours and to see a sample of your ballot, please see the North Carolina State Board of Elections website: https://www.ncsbe.gov/
**Voter I.D. is not required in 2020!**
You can also find nonpartisan voter information and FAQs in English and Spanish at ncvoter.org.
As we navigate voting during a global pandemic, many people are taking advantage of North Carolina’s absentee ballot option: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-mail.
October 27 (by 5pm) is the last day to request an absentee ballot (you can also request it online!): https://votebymail.ncsbe.gov/app/home
All ballots have to be returned to your County Board of Elections by 5pm, November 3 (or postmarked by then if you are returning your ballot by mail). We recommend you fill out and return your ballot the same day you receive it! You can return your ballot by mail or in person.
In-person one-stop early voting begins Thursday, October 15, and runs through Saturday, October 31. During one-stop early voting, you can also register to vote and/or update your voter registration and vote on the same day: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-early-person
Find one-stop early voting sites and hours here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/
Check out a preview of your ballot here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/
If you still need to register to vote at your current address and are not doing one-stop early voting, you can do so through the North Carolina State Board of Elections or through the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (if you have an NC DMV-issued license or i.d. card) by October 9. You can find instructions on registering via the NC DMV at Option 1: Register Online.
You can also check and update your registration here: https://www.ncsbe.gov/registering
If you miss the deadline for registration, or still need to update your registration, you can do that at an one-stop early voting location. Find information for Same Day Registration here.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. You must already be registered to vote at your current address in order to vote on Election Day. If you have a problem at the polls on Election Day, you can still ask for and fill out a provisional ballot.
All elections are important! And some years, like this year, your ballot may be two pages long, and include local, state, and federal offices. It is critical that you make your voting plan NOW, whether that is one-stop early voting in-person, voting by mail, or voting in-person on Election Day. Voting experts recommend that whether in-person or by mail, voting early allows you the most flexibility.
If you have trouble voting, call 1-888-OUR-VOTE (1-888-687-8683) from the polling place as soon as you are able.
As we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, recruitment of additional poll workers is needed to ensure everyone’s safety at the polls. This is a paid position, and if you qualify and are willing and able to fill this critical role for democracy, you can apply here: https://www.ncsbe.gov/about-elections/get-involved/become-election-official
There are also numerous volunteer roles you can fill at the polls, such as being a Vote Protector. You can find out more and sign up here: https://democracync.org/take-action/election-protection/
This election will be like no other, and we hope you will join us to make a plan and go vote!