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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00

A voter’s guide to the 2014 WNC election

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The countdown to Election Day is here, but don’t dawdle on your homework. Get that voting booth cheat sheet drawn up before the big day.

Explore The Smoky Mountain News online voter guide to find out:

• what seats are on the ballot

• who’s running

• what are the issues

• which races you vote you


Important dates

Voter registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 10

Early voting: Thursday, Oct. 23 thru Saturday, Oct. 25 (Click here for a list of early voting sites and hours by county.)

Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


US Congress

Snap shot of US House race in WNC

Congressional candidates debate on stage


North Carolina General Assembly

Legislative races, a primer: what seats are up, who’s running, and what district do I vote in?

Click here for map of N.C. House seats 

Click here for map of N.C. Senate seats


NC Senate: the big race for the seven western counties

Will mountain senate race land in the state spotlight again?

Revisit old coverage of the Democatic primary for this seat back in May with THIS STORY on Democrats stepping up to the plate or THIS STORY on the primary victor Jane Hipps


NC House 119: the race for Haywood, Jackson and Swain

Queen and Clampitt square off at debate

Three GOP candidates take aim at Queen 


NC House 118: the race for Haywood, Madison and Yancey

NC Legislative primer


District attorney: battle for top prosecutor in the seven western counties 

A race primer

The trials and tribulations of running for DA: mechanics of a race

DA candidates face off at debate

Open district attorney seat attracts its first takers: meet Jim Moore

A new candidate joins district attorney race: meet Ashley Welch


County races

Jackson commissioners

Jackson commissioners incumbents, challengers debate at WCU

Jackson commissioners chairman candidates make their cases

Jackson commissioners candidates discuss fracking during forum

Jackson sheriff’s race

Second primary shapes up November ballot in Jackson Sheriff’s race

Jackson Sheriff candidates eye general election

Haywood commissioners

Haywood commissioners candidates discuss emergency management ordinance

Swain commissioners

Swain commissioners candidates discuss issues facing county

Swain Sheriff’s race attracts three candidates


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