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Meet the candidates on your WNC ballot

Do you know who is on your ballot? Find information about voting and your sample ballot by clicking on your county below. See the candidates who are competing to be your state and local representatives. If you have questions about how to vote check out BPR's Frequently Asked Questions.

Beyond the candidate's party affiliation, do you know what they stand for?

This is a guide to the platforms of each candidate based on local reporting from Blue Ridge Public Radio, Smoky Mountain News, The News and Observer’s Project 170 and other media organizations, as well as the Voter 411 guide by The League of Women Voters.

Here are sample ballots from the county board of elections for each BPR listening area

Lilly Knoepp is Senior Regional Reporter for Blue Ridge Public Radio. She has served as BPR’s first fulltime reporter covering Western North Carolina since 2018. She is from Franklin, NC. She returns to WNC after serving as the assistant editor of Women@Forbes and digital producer of the Forbes podcast network. She holds a master’s degree in international journalism from the City University of New York and earned a double major from UNC-Chapel Hill in religious studies and political science.