2018 Voter Information

Wake Commissioner & School Board Elections 2018

In 2013, the NC legislature redrew the Wake County school board and commissioner districts. Those maps were thrown out by a District Court judge in 2016 and elections proceeded under the districts drawn after the 2010 census. You can read about the 2016 elections below. While the maps drawn in 2013 were thrown out, the judge still allowed the legislature to take another stab at them. It has been over a year and we are still waiting on new maps. We expected to see them in the fall of 2017 but no new maps have been drafted so candidates filed to run in districts used since 2010. Part of Senate Bill 325 also put all 7 commissioner seats and all 9 school board seats on the same election cycle, ending a historical trend of staggered terms. It is egregious that the NC legislature has put these boards in a position to potentially flip with one election cycle. Staggered terms protect institutional knowledge and experience and is good governance.

Wake County 2018 School Board ResultsVote button

All 9 school board districts were on the ballot in November 2018. Two new school board members will take office: Heather Scott in district 1 that covers eastern Wake County and a new member to be chosen by the board for district 7. Kathy Hartenstine, the board member representing district 7, passed away in September, too late for her name to be removed from the November ballot. Ms. Hartenstine was re-elected on November 6th, allowing the school board to pick her replacement. The board will take applications in the coming weeks with a plan to vote on a new member in December.

Board of Education 2018 Election Results:

District 1:  Heather Scott

District 2: Monika Johnson-Hostler

District 3: Roxie Cash

District 4: Keith Sutton

District 5: Jim Martin

District 6: Christine Kushner

District 7: Kathy Hartenstine

District 8: Lindsay Mahaffey

District 9: Bill Fletcher

Wake County 2018 Board of Commissioners Results:

All seven seats of the Wake County Commission were also on the ballot in November. County commissioners provide local funding for our public schools including capital funds for our buildings. Chair Jessica Holmes and incumbent James West ran unopposed. New commissioners were elected for districts 4 & 7.

Wake Board of Commission 2018 Election Results

District 1:  Sig Hutchinson

District 2: Matt Calabria

District 3: Jessica Holmes

District 4: Susan Evans

District 5: James West

District 6: Greg Ford

District 7: Vickie Adamson

Important Facts on voting in NC: 

  • Early voting begins in Wake County on October 17, 2018. View locations and hours here.
  • Election Day is November 6, 2018.
  • You will not need an ID to vote in 2018.
  • There is no straight ticket voting.  You must mark every single candidate and turn the ballot over to finish voting.
  • *Same day registration is available ONLY during Early Voting. Click here for what to bring with you to register to vote during Early Voting.
  • Eligible voters can vote in one of three ways: on Election Day, absentee by mail, or at an early voting location

Important Resources:

Wake Co. Board of Elections: www.wakegov.com/elections

Not sure if you’re registered at your current address? Need to find your polling place? Want to see your sample ballot? Visit: http://www.wakegov.com/elections/voters/Pages/default.aspx

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