Early voting begins today, Thursday, April 28th, across North Carolina for this year’s May primary. Across the state, there are scores of important primary elections for voters to weigh in on – from federal races all the way down to school boards.
This year, Carolina Forward has endorsed candidates in just a handful of primaries in the state. These candidates, strong progressives all, share the values and personal strengths required to be powerful advocates for the betterment of our state. We were proud to endorse them in their respective races. But first…
How to vote and where?
- Early voting runs from Thursday, April 28th through Saturday, May 14th. The official Primary Day is Tuesday, May 17th.
- You can find up a one-stop, early voting site near you here.
- If you are not registered, you can also same-day register at many of those same sites!
- Alternatively, you can request an absentee vote-by-mail ballot be sent to you here.
Carolina Forward was proud to endorse these candidates in their respective primaries.
US House, NC-04: Nida Allam
A few months ago, the Carolina Forward team put the question to all of our supporters: who should we support in this incredibly important primary? The Carolina Forward community’s response was overwhelming: Nida Allam.
Allam’s keen intelligence, strong progressive values, track record of service to her community and grassroots campaign have impressed us all. She brings an energy and zeal to her leadership that have won many to support her: from our local friends at Carolina Federation, Durham People’s Alliance, Durham for All, Equality NC and the NC Democratic Progressive Caucus, to national leaders like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
Carolina Forward is proud to endorse Nida Allam for Congress.
NC House District 43: Dr. Kim Hardy
Dr. Kim Hardy is a social worker and professor at Fayetteville State University, and a longstanding leader in her community in Cumberland county. She is a tremendous force for positive change and will represent a major step forward for both her community in Cumberland and our state as a whole.
NC House District 59: Eddie Aday
Eddie is the kind of guy who just looked around and realized that his community wasn’t getting the representation it deserves in Raleigh. A military combat veteran, farmer and family man, Aday wants to reverse the starvation of our schools and community colleges and invest in North Carolina’s people once again.
The Carolina Forward Slate remains our full list of endorsements for the state legislature, including Aday and Hardy. All candidates will face the general election in November. After going to vote in this primary, we encourage all readers to learn more about the Slate and how we can build a better North Carolina together.