North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) will now be tasked with calling a special election to replace the late Rep. Walter Jones (R-Farmville). It is clear that the special will be conducted as a typical election, meaning partisan primaries followed by subsequent run-off elections if no one receives at least 30% of the vote. After that, the special general vote will be held.
Under this type of calendar and allowing for all of the proper notice requirements for military and overseas voters, this seat won’t likely be filled until well into June.
It is probable that the State Board of Elections will also schedule a special election in the open 9th Congressional District, meaning that we will likely see concurrent special congressional election in the adjacent North Carolina regions.
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