Primary Election Coverage From BPR

Feb 29, 2020

Tuesday March 3rd is primary election day in North Carolina.  Voters will decide party nominees for elected positions at the federal, state, and local levels.  Polls will be open Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Blue Ridge Public Radio will air NPR's live special coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries (which include North Carolina's) starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening.  Local updates from the BPR news team on results in Western North Carolina will occur during the live special coverage.  Listeners will also be able to check election results in real-time Tuesday evening on the BPR website.  Full team coverage of the local results will also be heard Wednesday morning during Morning Edition.

The primaries for the open seat in the 11th Congressional District headline the races that will be decided Tuesday evening in Western North Carolina.  There are also five seats in the region's delegation in the North Carolina General Assembly that are open also.  You can catch with Blue Ridge Public Radio's coverage of the 2020 primary election with the links below.

State board of elections executive director reminds residents they don't need photo ID to vote in the primary

See who's running in Tuesday's primary election

11 candidates seek the GOP nomination in North Carolina's 11th Congressional District (BPR candidate forums with GOP candidates here and here)

Five Democrats seek their party's nomination to turn the 11th blue (BPR candidate forum with Democratic candidates here)

With so many candidates running for Congress in the 11th, how do they distinguish themselves?

Democratic voters in Asheville have the presidential race on their mind, but there's a lot more on the ballot

Immigration and the border wall on the minds of GOP voters in the 11th Congressional district

BPR candidate forum with Democrats running in North Carolina state senate district 49

Important GOP primary in NC House District 119