The Chronicle's 2022 election preview

The 2022 election is almost here, and many have already cast their ballot. According to the United States Election Project, just over 40 million voters have already cast their ballots, early or by-mail. The number of early votes cast surpassed the 2018 early vote turnout numbers.

Voters still have one more day to cast their ballots.

Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center is not a polling site on Election Day. Voters can find their Election Day polling place by searching their address into the Polling Place Search.

Students registered at the 1 Duke University West Campus residential address will vote at W.I. Patterson Recreation Center. Students registered at the 1 Duke University East Campus residential address will vote at the George Watts Elementary School.

Polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m on Election Day. Voters in line at their assigned polling place by 7:30 p.m. are allowed to cast their vote.

If you have not voted yet, you can find information below about who's on the ballot and what they stand for. If you have already cast your ballot, you can read up on the state of the supermajority in North Carolina, what early voting numbers look like and what former Blue Devils are up for election across the nation.

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The Chronicle's guide to the US Senate & Congressional race

Cheri Beasley is the Democratic nominee for the open U.S. Senate seat for North Carolina. Beasley’s platform focuses on court reform, expanding access to healthcare and abortion rights. Ted Budd is the Republican nominee. Budd’s platform calls for safeguarding elections, expanding antitrust laws and protecting Second Amendment rights. They faced off in the only scheduled debate of the campaign season in October. 

Anti-establishment candidates Libertarian Shannon Bray and Green Party candidate Matthew Hoh are looking to shake up the race. Both are running on pro-choice, pro-environment and anti-corruption platforms.

In the 4th Congressional District, Republican Courtney Geels, whose 10 years of nursing experience guides her pro-life stance and proposed Medicaid reforms, is challenging Democratic state senator Valerie Foushee, who is running with a focus on pro-choice legislation and affordable college. 

The Chronicle spoke with Democratic nominee Valerie Foushee and Republican nominee Courtney Geels about why they’re running and their platforms in a series of video interviews.

Who's on the ballot for North Carolina's General Assembly this year? 

An olympian, arborist and former correctional officer are all on the ballot for North Carolina’s House District 30 race this November. Read more about their platforms, goals and backgrounds.

There are three candidates vying to represent District 22 in the North Carolina Senate: Republican Larry Coleman, Libertarian Ray Ubinger and incumbent Democrat Mike Woodard. Read more about the candidates and their policy positions.

Who's running for N.C. Supreme Court? 

The N.C. Supreme Court election will determine which party controls the highest court in the state, with implications for several contentious issues including abortion access.

Voters fill out their ballots at the 5th precinct voting site in Durham. 

Professors talk significance of midterm elections, Republican supermajority in NC General Assembly

The Chronicle talked to professors about what's at stake this election cycle. 

In 2022, “everything is on the ballot,” and the outcomes will have a “larger impact on your life than who the President is,” said Christopher Cooper, Robert Lee Madison distinguished professor of political science and public affairs at Western Carolina University.

North Carolina's early voting data shows higher turnout than 2018 midterms

As the last day of early voting ended in North Carolina on Saturday, voter turnout numbers recorded higher than in the 2018 midterm elections. 

Approximately 2.1 million people have voted in North Carolina through Nov. 5­­, amounting to about 29% of North Carolina's 7.4 million registered voters, according to data from the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Last year's early voting turnout was close to 1.9 million voters.

Durham residents to vote this November on funding for public school, Durham Tech, Museum of Life and Science renovations

Durham residents will vote this Election Day on three general obligation bond referendums totaling $550.2 million. Here's what they'll entail if they are approved. 

From Congress to the NC General Assembly, Blue Devils run for office across the country

While many are already turning in their votes, some Blue Devils have their names on the ballot. Meet the Duke professors and alumni — and a student — hoping to be elected next Tuesday. 

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Pollster John Della Volpe highlights Gen Z's importance ahead of midterm elections

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John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, spoke about what he believes distinguishes Generation Z politically on Oct. 4, 2022. 

In his Oct. 4 lecture, John Della Volpe, director of polling at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, who most recently served as pollster and strategic communications advisor to President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign, spoke about what he believes distinguishes Generation Z politically. The pollster came to Duke as part of a series of university visits following the Jan. 2022 release of his book, “Fight: How Gen Z is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America.” 

OPINION: Don’t overlook undocumented students this election cycle

"So there’s nothing worse than hearing “just vote!” after confronting how little progress Congress has made with issues like immigration and gun violence. But voting is, at the very least, a form of harm reduction," student columnist Pilar Kelly writes. 

OPINION: Vote in North Carolina. Pretty please.

"As one of only several North Carolina universities where the majority of the student body does not originate from within the state, Duke holds a unique position to contribute thousands of young, diverse voters to the electorate," student columnist Chloe Decker writes.


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