CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the State Commissioner of Insurance position also served as the state fire marshal. Though these positions used to be merged, North Carolina legislature established an independent Office of the State Fire Marshal as of Jan. 1. Elon News Network regrets this error.

With the 2024 presidential primary election coming in March several positions besides the Presidential nomination are up for election. These include 15 positions that are up for election, depending on how the voter registered these positions vary from the Republican, Democrat and Libertarian ballots. 

There are 15 positions on the ballot across all three ballots. The positions are U.S. House of Representatives District 9, state governor, state lieutenant governor, state auditor, state commissioner of agriculture, state commissioner of insurance, state commissioner of labor, state secretary of state, state superintendent of public instruction, NC Treasurer, NC Court of Appeals Judge, Alamance County Board of Commissioners, state attorney general, state Supreme Court associate justice seat 6, and state Senate District 25.

Early voting is open now until March 2 and Elon South Gym is an early voting location. Election Day is March 5 and voting is open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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Campaign signs are seen on Feb. 26 along East Trollinger Avenue near an early voting location on Elon's South Campus.

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Campaign signs are seen on Feb. 26 along East Trollinger Avenue near an early voting location on Elon's South Campus.

All this information can be found on Ballotpedia or the official North Carolina Government website.

US House of Representatives District 9

According to, North Carolina’s ninth congressional district  encompasses areas of south-central North Carolina. The House of Representatives has exclusive powers to initiate revenue bills, impeach federal officials and elect the president in the case of an Electoral College tie. The incumbent is Republican Representative Richard Hudson. 

State Governor

The governor heads the government’s executive branch in each state or territory. The North Carolina governor has power of appointment of executive branch officials, certain judges, members of boards and commissions and the power to grant pardons and veto legislation. The current governor is Democrat Roy Cooper.

State  Lieutenant Governor

The North Carolina lieutenant governor has several statutory duties. These include serving as state senate president, and leading on education, energy, military affairs and domestic violence. The state lieutenant governor is Republican Mark Robinson.

State Auditor

The North Carolina General Statutes gives the auditor broad powers to examine all books, records, files, papers, documents and financial affairs of every state agency. The auditor also has the power to summon people to produce records and to answer questions under oath. The current state auditor is Jessica Holmes.

State Commissioner of Agriculture

The commissioner is in charge of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, consisting of 20 divisions and more than 2,000 employees. The duties include protecting, maintaining, and enhancing the ability of agriculture to produce an adequate supply of food and fiber and to enforce regulations to that effect.

State Commissioner of Insurance

The state commissioner of insurance is the head of the North Carolina Department of Insurance and serves as a member of the Council of State. Among its duties, the Department of Insurance regulates the insurance industry, handles insurance-related complaints and licenses insurance agents.

State Commissioner of Labor

The state commissioner of labor ensures the "health, safety, and general well-being" of the state's workforce. North Carolina's general statutes grant the commissioner of labor wide-ranging regulatory and enforcement powers.

State Secretary of State

The secretary maintains the official journal of the North Carolina General Assembly and is responsible for overseeing land records, chartering corporations and administering some commercial regulations.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The state superintendent of public instruction is the elected head of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and oversees the public school systems of the state. The superintendent is a member of the N.C. Council of State and a member of the N.C. State Board of Education.

State Treasurer

The state treasurer is the state's chief financial officer, official banker, and a member of the Council of State. The treasurer's office manages the state's pension and healthcare plans, investments, unclaimed property and provides financial support to local governments

State Court of Appeals Judge

According to the North Carolina courts, the 15 judges hear cases in panels of three. The Court of Appeals reviews the proceedings that occurred in the trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure; it decides only questions of law — not questions of fact.

Alamance County Board of Commissioners

The board's duties include adoption of the annual budget, establishment of the tax rate, appointment of the country manager as chief administrator, establishing and enacting local ordinances and appointment of representatives to boards and commissions. 

State Attorney General

The attorney general provides legal opinions to the general assembly, the governor, or any other public official when needed. They also consult and advise judges, district attorneys, magistrates, municipal and county attorneys. 

State Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 6

The North Carolina Supreme Court consists of a chief justice and no more than eight Associate Justices. In the event that the chief justice is unable, the most senior associate justice will perform the chief justice’s duties. This is the highest state court and often upholds state-wide laws.

State Senate District 25

North Carolina's 25th Senate district is one of 50 districts in the North Carolina State Senate. The state senate is the legislative branch of the state government and works alongside the governor to create law and establish a state budget.