We work to elect those whose ideas, policies and mission are to create good jobs and an economy that works for everyone, to provide a quality education from pre-k through college, to protect the civil rights of all people, and to build strong communities across our state where people have access to affordable healthcare and clean air and drinking water. Simply put - we believe in equality, opportunity, and prosperity for all.
October 13, 2019
Early voting will begin soon in the 2019 Municipal elections - join us as a Poll Greeter!
Poll greeting is one of the most fundamental ways to engage voters with a smile, a friendly hello and information.
In Orange County, we have many newly registered voters who will be voting for the first time, and this interaction can form a long-lasting positive impression of their voting experience that leads them to vote again and again.
We are now accepting sign-ups for priority early voting shifts; you can signup - here.
Watch the sign-up page for more shifts, for both early voting and for Election day. Thank you for helping to turn NC blue - one voter interaction at a time!
October 09, 2019
Note: you can view the following article as a PDF document - here.
This year we vote for:
Municipal offices in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Mebane and the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City School Board. Our votes matter - local officials make decisions that directly affect our daily lives.
Is your voter registration up to date?
- Check your voter registration – here.
Early voting opens for the November general election on:
- Wednesday, October 16 at the Orange County Board of Elections in Hillsborough
- Saturday, October 19 at Chapel-Hill Carrboro sites
- Vote early - and register or change your registration with one stop – at any site!
- Find early voting locations and hours - here.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 5 from 6:30 am-7:30 pm:
- Photo identification is NOT required to vote in any 2019 election; more info – here.
- Find your election day precinct polling location (and sample ballot) - here.
Democratic candidates for the November 2019 general election (note - incumbents indicated with an “I”):
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education:
Rani Dasi (I)
Jillian La Serna
Town of Carrboro Mayor:
Lydia E. Lavelle (I)
Town of Carrboro Board of Aldermen:
Susan S. Romaine
Damon Seils (I)
Sammy Slade (I)
Town of Chapel Hill Mayor:
Pam Hemminger (I)
Joshua James Levenson
Town of Chapel Hill Town Council:
Jessica (Jess) Anderson (I)
Nancy Oates (I)
Michael Parker (I)
Town of Hillsborough Mayor:
Jennifer (Jenn) Weaver
Town of Hillsborough Board of Commissioners:
Mark Bell (I)
Matt Hughes (I)
Evelyn P. Lloyd (I)
City of Mebane City Council:
Sean C. Ewing (I)
September 27, 2019
The OCDP County Executive Committee, by acclaim, has elected Brian Crawford as 3rd Vice Chair and Phyllis Portie-Ascott as 4th Vice Chair.
Read more about these two dedicated Democrats:
Brian Crawford, 3rd Vice Chair
Brian is a public servant and attorney who lives in St. Mary’s Precinct. Brian has served as Chair of the Orange County Planning Board and founding Chair of the county’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board. Brian has also served OCDP as an officer. Brian is looking forward to an opportunity to add leadership to the party and a clear voice for the constituents that we must continue to serve.
Phyllis Portie-Ascott, 4th Vice Chair
Phyllis is a wife, mother, business owner and ordained minister who has lived in Northern Orange since 2005. Currently, she chairs the Northern Orange Black Voters Alliance and is Secretary for the Northern Orange NAACP. Recently elected to the State Executive Committee, Phyllis is excited about the opportunity to be even more involved in helping the Party achieve its current goals in Orange County.
September 12, 2019
September 04, 2019The Democratic Women of Orange County present:A Legislative Update: Budget and Voter ID with NC Senator Valerie Foushee and NC Representative Verla InskoJoin us as Sen Valerie Foushee and Rep Verla Insko update Democratic Women of Orange NC on the latest from the North Carolina General Assembly including updates on the budget and Voter ID.
Everyone is always welcome at DWOCNC events.Saturday, Wednesday, September 4 @6:30pmChapel Hill Public LibraryFB Event - here.