Everything but the Congressional races:
The legislature passed a companion bill — signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday — that set June 7 as the new congressional primary date, with the candidate filing period March 16-25.
The March 15 primary election will otherwise go as planned, with races for president, governor, U.S. Senate, the legislature and county positions still in place. A $2 billion statewide bond referendum is also on the ballot. Your votes may be even more valuable to candidates because the updated election schedule law eliminated all primary runoffs in 2016.
As most of you are aware, there are now going to be two Primaries. But for Democrats anyway, the first (March) Primary is a "don't miss." There won't be a runoff, so whatever local or state nominations being contested by multiple Dem candidates will be decided on March 15, whether the winner hits 40% or not. For you Unaffiliated voters, this is two separate elections. If you choose to vote a Democratic ballot in March, you won't be locked in. You can choose Republican in June, if you so desire. However, the March ballot is not going to change to remove US House races, but fill 'em out anyway:
Choices picked for congressional races on March primary ballots won't be counted and will remain confidential. But the State Board of Elections advises voters to fill out their entire ballots. Some areas lack congressional primaries and officials don't want confused voters to leave blank contests for the state House or U.S. Senate instead.
There are other issues which may affect the 2016 Election season, such as a new candidate filing period for the NC Supreme Court seat held by Robert Edmunds. Nobody filed late last year because the
idiots running our state General Assembly tried some seriously unconstitutional bullshit and got caught. The powers that be (whoever you are) need to be recruiting Dem challenger(s), with the quickness, to run against him in November. As soon as that particular filing period is posted, we'll publish it here.