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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.

Latest News

  • January 27, 2020


    We are now accepting applications for OCDP Secretary.

    Help deliver a bluer North Carolina in 2020...join our senior leadership team!  


    Apply by February 6, 2020 at noon.



  • January 20, 2020

    More information and Registration - here


    Don't miss the exciting 2020 kickoff of the County to County Campaign with North Carolina State Senator Valerie Foushee, Representative Graig Meyer and Representative Verla Insko!

    Gear up for an active campaign season -- hone your phone banking and canvassing skills and meet other like-minded Democrats who are determined to make a difference for our state.

    To see additional ways to take action, visit our County to County Event page - here.


  • January 20, 2020


    The Chapel Hill – Carrboro NAACP is commemorating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at these free, public events on Monday, January 20th, 2020:

    Rally: 9am at Peace and Justice Plaza. Speaker: Tai Huynh

    Service: 11am at First Baptist Church. Keynote: Gene Nichol





  • January 13, 2020


    Early voting begins Thursday, February 13 and ends Saturday, February 29.

    Same-Day Registration is available during Early, in-person voting.


    Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. See Important Notice below.

    Photo ID is NOT required on March 3.


    We recommend completing your ballot “from back to front” – be sure to vote for all offices!

    Find your voting location and sample ballot – here.


    To find out more and connect with Orange County Democrats on February 15, 2020:

    2020 ALL-PRECINCT meeting (Northern Orange - SD23 & HD50): Register here

    2020 ALL-PRECINCT meeting (Southern Orange - SD23 & HD56): Register here


    January 13


    Absentee voting by mail BEGINS

    Absentee ballot request form

    February 7

    Friday @ 5 pm

    Voter registration ENDS

    Deadline for receipt/postmark of voter registration applications

    February 13

    Thursday @ 8 am




    Early, in-person voting BEGINS at any of:

    Board of Elections office:  208 S Cameron St, Hillsborough

    Carrboro Town Hall:  301 W Main St, Carrboro

    Chapel of the Cross:  304 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill

    Efland Ruritan Club:  3009 Forrest Ave, Efland

    Seymour Senior Center:  2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill

    University Place, D14:  201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill

    February 25

    Tuesday @ 5 pm

    Period to request mailed absentee ballots ENDS

    Deadline for receipt of request form at OC Board of Elections

    February 29


    Early, in-person voting ENDS

    Early voting sites open 8 am – 3 pm

    March 3, 2020

    Tuesday @ 5 pm

    Absentee voting by mail ENDS

    Deadline to return completed absentee ballots at OCBOE

    March 3, 2020



    Precinct polling places open 6:30 am – 7:30 pm

    For more details, including early voting hours, visit the Orange County Board of Elections website at




    -- Important Notice --

    On January 1, many Election Day precinct polling places changed in Orange County.

    A bright orange mailing with information is being sent to all affected households

     by the Orange County Board of Elections.

    You can also confirm your voter registration and Election Day polling place by visiting:





  • December 13, 2019


    The Orange County Democratic Party is proud of our Democratic elected officials.  

    Please join us in congratulating all our newly elected and re-elected* officials noted below (*re-elections indicated with an asterisk).

    Democratic elected officials who reside in Orange County are voting members of our County Executive Committee.

    For more information about ALL elected officials, go to the Orange County Board of Elections website.


    Updated December 2019

    Federal Government:  U.S. House of Representatives

    Representative David Price

    NC Congressional District 4

    2162 Rayburn Building; Wash, DC 20515;  Phone: 202-225-1784




    North Carolina Council of State

    Governor Roy Cooper

    Attorney General Josh Stein

    State Auditor Beth Wood

    Secretary of State Elaine Marshall



    North Carolina General Assembly (aka; NC State Legislature)

    State Senator Valerie Foushee

    NC Senate District 23

    State Representative Verla Insko

    NC House District 56

    State Representative Graig Meyer

    NC House District 50



    Orange County Board of Commissioners

    Chair Penny Rich

    OC District 1

    Vice Chair Renee Price

    OC District 2

    Commissioner Jamezetta Bedford

    OC District 1

    Commissioner Earl McKee

    OC District 2

    Commissioner Mark Dorosin

    OC District 1

    Commissioner Mark Marcoplos


    Commissioner Sally Greene




    Orange County Officials

    District Attorney Jim Woodall

    Sheriff Charles Blackwood

    Register of Deeds Mark Chilton

    Clerk of Court Mark Kleinschmidt



    Carrboro Town Officials

    Mayor Lydia Lavelle – Congratulations*!

    Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Foushee

    Council Member Damon Seils – Congratulations*!

    Council Member Susan Romaine – Congratulations!

    Council Member Jacqueline Gist

    Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell

    Council Member Sammy Slade – Congratulations*!



    Chapel Hill Town Officials

    Mayor Pam Hemminger – Congratulations*!

    Mayor Pro Tem Michael Parker – Congratulations*!

    Council Member Jessica Anderson – Congratulations*!

    Council Member Allen Buansi

    Council Member Hongbin Gu

    Council Member Tai Huynh – Congratulations!

    Council Member Amy Ryan – Congratulations*!

    Council Member Rachel Schaevitz

    Council Member Karen Stegman



    Hillsborough Town Officials

    Mayor Jennifer Weaver – Congratulations!

    Mayor Pro Tem Mark Bell – Congratulations*!

    Commissioner Robb English – Congratulations on your appointment!

    Commissioner Kathleen Ferguson

    Commissioner Matt Hughes – Congratulations*!

    Commissioner Evelyn Lloyd – Congratulations*!



    Chapel Hill/Carrboro Board of Education

    Chair Mary Ann Wolff

    Vice Chair Amy Fowler

    Board Member Joal Broun

    Board Member Rani Dasi – Congratulations*!

    Board Member Jillian La Serna – Congratulations!

    Board Member Deon Temne– Congratulations!



    Mebane City Council

    Council Member Sean Ewing – Congratulations!



    Orange County Board of Education

    Chair Will Atherton

    Vice Chair Tony McNight

    Board Member Stephen Halkiotis

    Board Member Hillary MacKenzie

    Board Member Sarah Smylie

    Board Member Brenda Stephens



    Orange County Judges – Prosecutorial District 15B

    Resident Superior Court Judge Carl Fox

    Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour

    Chief District Court Judge Joe Buckner

    District Court Judge Jay Bryan

    District Court Judge Beverly Scarlett

    District Court Judge Samantha Cabe

    District Court Judge Sherri Murrell



    Orange County Soil and Water Board of Supervisors

    Supervisor William C. (Chris) Hogan

    Supervisor Heather Main

    Supervisor Roger Tate