North Carolina Politics

The political world revolves around North Carolina, which is experiencing enormous demographic shifts.

The state where the President won by more than three percentage points in the last election has grown further away from its southern states and closer to its bluer neighbors.

“We realize that we have been infiltrated by other people that have more liberal views… than we do,” Cheryl Mills, a Trump supporter, said as she stood in line in Williamston, North Carolina, with Greg, her husband of more than 50 years. “To me, it is important, as a Christian, that you need to go out and express yourself.”

North Carolina politics is considered to be one of the most interesting in the country. Political parties are split nearly evenly between democrats and republicans, making it a true battleground state for both national elections as well as local races. The political views of North Carolina residents vary widely across different demographics including race, religion, age, economic status, and so on. While this diversity makes it difficult to generalize about what issues matter most or what policies voters will support at any given time, there are some major themes that can help explain how current events might shape future voting trends.

The first theme worth considering is immigration reform which has become an increasingly important issue among republican candidates nationally but less popular democratic politicians who rely on votes from new north Carolina residents. The second theme is the economy and unemployment which remains a top concern of many voters despite recent economic improvements, particularly among minorities who have been disproportionately impacted by higher rates of joblessness. Finally, there is education reform as well as developments related to healthcare policy both of which are likely to increase in importance across all demographics over the next couple of years if not sooner given how quickly political rhetoric has evolved on these issues following President Obama’s reelection last year.

Democracy North Carolina is in every region of our state:

From the mountains to the coast. We have voter registration drives throughout North Carolina, and we work in a coalition with our statewide partners on a wide range of issues related to voting rights and election reform.

We want everyone who is eligible to vote—and can legally cast a ballot—to make their voice heard at the polls every year when elections take place from local races all the way up through federal contests for president or governor. In addition, we also urge people who are not yet registered voters but meet age requirements (18 years old) or U.S. citizenship status (permanent resident), they should consider registering as soon as possible so that they don’t miss out on any important time-sensitive deadlines before an upcoming election cycle begins in full swing.

Democracy North Carolina is a multi-state organization with offices in Asheville, RDU, Greenville, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Fayetteville. We recruit volunteers all year round for a variety of responsibilities. We especially need help during voter registration drives, but we also use volunteers for data entry, non-partisan research projects and other programmatic activities.

Get involvement in North Carolina Politics:

Our state is divided into 120 voting districts, each of which has a local branch of Democracy NC. From the mountains to the coast, we’re in every part of our state. We conduct voter registration drives throughout North Carolina and collaborate with other organizations on a range of electoral reform-related issues. We want everyone who is eligible to vote—and lawfully participate in the election process—to make their voice heard at the polls on Election Day. From local races all the way up to national and gubernatorial elections for president or governor, we believe it’s critical that everyone who is qualified to vote to be allowed to do so. We also urge individuals who do not yet meet age requirements (18 years old) or U.S. citizenship requirements (permanent resident), but who are eligible to register, to do so as soon as possible so that they don’t miss out on any critical time-sensitive dates before the next election cycle begins in full swing.

Status OF WOMEN IN North Carolina Politics PARTITION REPORT

Despite the fact that women in North Carolina have been voting at a higher rate in recent years, their representation in elected office has decreased. In conjunction with the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement released The 2020 Status of Women in NC: Political Participation Report. The report contains information on several elements of women’s participation in the political process in North Carolina, including comparisons to other states and the country. It covers voter registration and turnout, female state and federal elected and appointed representation, as well as state-based institutional resources for women. Obstacles to women’s political participation continue at all levels, according to the report, despite modest gains in North Carolina.

Some key findings from the report include:

  • North Carolina’s women, on the other hand, have been voting at greater rates in recent years but their presence in elective office has decreased.
  • Women make up 51% of North Carolina’s population, but the majority of state and federal political officeholders are male.

It will take until 2084 for women to achieve equality in the Legislature at the present rate of progress.

Serve Democracy:

Every stage of the election process is overseen by election officials. Participate in one of the options below and contribute your talents to your community.

Be a Democracy Hero:

We are not taking applications at this time. Each election season, the North Carolina county boards of elections look for democratic heroes to work in polling places and voting stations. Find out more about how to Become an Election Official.

Assisting Voters in Care Facilities.

Meet Your Local Poll Workers:

Election workers are an important part of the election process. week-to-week, meet a few of your local poll workers in North Carolina, ensuring that elections run smoothly. See Your Democracy Heroes.

Also Read: How to get involved in politics?

George Mandell

George Mandell Consultant: Public Policy, Political Campaigns. Conservative / Liberal. I believe conservative principles: Clean air, water and land; healthy and sufficient food; safe and healthy housing; health care; education, opportunity and hope are necessary requirements for human life. Democrats are on-pace to lose the 2022 Midterms. Strategy: Cut taxes for the many, tax the ultra wealthy more. Improve faith in government by making taxation more fair and progressive - those who have more should pay more in taxes. Gun control: Treat guns like cars. Cars can be weapons too and cause loss of lives.