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Orange and Chatham counties voting guide


In addition to state and federal races, Orange and Chatham county voters will choose two district court judges, Orange voters will choose a county commissioner, and Chatham voters will elect two county commissioners and two school board members. To find your polling place in Orange County, go to or call 245-2350. In Chatham, go to or call 545-8500.

Early voting ends Saturday, Nov. 1; Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. During early voting, you can register to vote and cast your ballot on the same day.

The Independent does not endorse in unopposed races; here are our recommendations for the contested elections.

Orange and Chatham counties


U.S. President: Barack Obama (D)

U.S. Senate: Kay Hagan (D)

U.S. Congress District 2: Bob Etheridge (D)

U.S. Congress District 4: David Price (D)

Governor: Bev Perdue (D)

Lieutenant Governor: Walter H. Dalton (D)

Attorney General: Roy Cooper (D)

Auditor: Beth A. Wood (D)

Commissioner of Agriculture: Ronnie Ansley (D)

Commissioner of Insurance: Wayne Goodwin (D)

Commissioner of Labor: Mary Fant Donnan (D)

Secretary of State: Elaine F. Marshall (D)

Superintendent of Public Instruction: June St. Clair Atkinson (D)

Treasurer: Janet Cowell (D)

N.C. Supreme Court: Suzanne Reynolds (nonpartisan)

N.C. Court of Appeals: James A. (Jim) Wynn, Kristin Ruth, Cheri Beasley, Linda Stephens, John S. Arrowood (nonpartisan)

District Court Judge District 15B: Alonzo Brown Coleman Jr., Page Vernon (nonpartisan)

Orange County only

State Senate District 23: Ellie Kinnaird (D)

County Commissioner at-large: Bernadette Pelissier (D)

Chatham County only

State Senate District 18: Bob Atwater (D)

County Commissioner District 1: Sally Kost (D)

County Commissioner District 2: Mike Cross (D)

Board of Education District 1: Flint O'Brien (nonpartisan)

Board of Education District 2: Peter Rubinas (nonpartisan)

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