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Why are some elections being held Tuesday, October 8 and others Tuesday, November 5?

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There are municipal elections in towns and cities across the east this fall.  Viewers have asked why some elections will take place on October 8th while others will take place on November 5th.  You ask, we answer.  
According to the North Carolina Board of Elections:
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
- Election Day for municipalities that conduct non-partisan elections with a possible runoff
- Primary of non-partisan municipal elections
- Possible second primary for partisan elections
 
Tuesday, November 5, 2013 (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
- Election Day for all municipalities with 2013 elections, except those that held elections on October 8, 2013
- Possible runoff for municipalities that held elections on October 8, 2013
 
 
To find out about elections in your town, click here.

 

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