Using data from the Orange County Board of Elections, we have created a spreadsheet where you can examine:

  • The party registration history of each candidate running in this year’s municipal election
  • Whether or not candidates voted in past municipal elections

The spreadsheet contains information for every candidate running for mayor and town council in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. (Switch towns using the tab at the bottom of the document.) We previously created the same spreadsheet for school board candidates. (Grey indicates that they’ve dropped out since filing.)

Notably, several candidates running for office have not voted in recent municipal elections. Three changed their political party within the past four months.

In the last municipal election cycle, we helped increase turnout by over 20 percent. We're all volunteers who care deeply about Chapel Hill and Carrboro, and we're working to make Chapel Hill and Carrboro more vibrant, accessible, fun, and sustainable.  Please consider a small donation to help us keep our digital lights on, host events, and hire students to do data deep-dives.

Melody Kramer is a Peabody-award winning journalist whose work has appeared on NPR and member stations around the country, as well as in publications ranging from National Geographic to Esquire Magazine....