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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00

A voter’s guide to the 2014 WNC election

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The countdown to Election Day is here, but don’t dawdle on your homework. Get that voting booth cheat sheet drawn up before the big day.

Explore The Smoky Mountain News online voter guide to find out:

• what seats are on the ballot

• who’s running

• what are the issues

• which races you vote you

 

Important dates

Voter registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 10

Early voting: Thursday, Oct. 23 thru Saturday, Oct. 25 (Click here for a list of early voting sites and hours by county.)

Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

US Congress

Snap shot of US House race in WNC (links “snap shot of US house race”

Congressional candidates debate on stage

 

North Carolina General Assembly

Legislative races, a primer: what seats are up, who’s running, and what district do I vote in? (link to “legislative races, a primer”)

• Click here for map of N.C. House seats 

• Click here for map of N.C. Senate seats

 

NC Senate: the big race for the seven western counties

Will mountain senate race land in the state spotlight again?

Revisit old coverage of the Democatic primary for this seat back in May with THIS STORY on Democrats stepping up to the plate or THIS STORY on the primary victor Jane Hipps

 

NC House 119: the race for Haywood, Jackson and Swain

Queen and Clampitt square off at debate

Three GOP candidates take aim at Queen 

 

NC House 118: the race for Haywood, Madison and Yancey

CATEGORY

 

District attorney: battle for top prosecutor in the seven western counties 

A race primer

(link to “DA race primer”)

The trials and tribulations of running for DA: mechanics of a race

DA candidates face off at debate

Open district attorney seat attracts its first takers: meet Jim Moore

A new candidate joins district attorney race: meet Ashley Welch

 

North Carolina General Assembly

 

Legislative races, a primer: what seats are up, who’s running, and what district do I vote in? 

Find your district: interactive map

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