ACDP News September 23, 2020

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Who are North Carolina’s Unaffiliated Voters: 2020 Update

As of July 25th, 2020, North Carolina had 7 million registered voters. Of these, 2.3 million or 33% were registered unaffiliated. This post examines the characteristics of NC’s unaffiliated voters.


Younger voters are the most likely to register as unaffiliated. Forty-three percent of voters ages 18-34 are registered unaffiliated compared to 35% of voters ages 35-54, 26% of voters ages 55-74, and 21% of voters 75 and older. As a result, younger adults, especially those ages 18-34, comprise a larger share of unaffiliated voters than the overall electorate: 29% of all voters are ages 18-34 compared to 37% of registered unaffiliated voters.

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Reflecting this age structure, 6% of North Carolina unaffiliated voters first registered to vote in the state before 1990; 9% registered in the 1990s; 20% in the 2000s; and 65% in 2010 or later. Specifically, 35% registered between 2010 and 2016 and 30% have registered in 2017 or later.


Compared to the state population overall, unaffiliated voters are more likely to be white (69% vs. 65%) and to report no race or ethnicity (10% vs. 6%). Asian and Hispanic voters have an above average share of unaffiliated voters and black voters are a smaller share than their share in North Carolina’s electorate overall.

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Voters that did not report a race or ethnic identification were the most likely to register as unaffiliated (54%), followed by Asian (52%), multiracial or other race (44%), Hispanic (43%), white (35%), and American Indian (32%) voters. Black voters were the least likely to register as unaffiliated (18%).

Place of birth

North Carolina voters born in a New England state are generally the most likely to be registered as unaffiliated. Forty-nine percent of voters born in Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts are registered unaffiliated, followed by Vermont (47%).

Just over 810,000 unaffiliated voters—35% of the state’s unaffiliated voter population—were born in North Carolina. New York (140K), Virginia (84K), New Jersey (57K), and Florida (56K) were the next most common birth places. Seventeen percent of unaffiliated voters (396K) provided no information on place of birth.


Across North Carolina’s 100 counties, the county share of unaffiliated voters ranges from about one in six voters to more than two in every five voters. Unlike patterns of Democrat and Republican registrations, there are less clear regional patterns in unaffiliated registrations. The top 10 counties for unaffiliated voters include:

  • Transylvania (43%), Watauga (43%), Henderson (42%), and Buncombe (39%) in the west;
  • Camden (43%), Currituck (42%), Dare (40%), and Onslow (39%) on the coast; and
  • Orange (39%) and Wake (38%) in the Triangle.

The top counties for unaffiliated voters include college towns (Watauga, Orange) and military communities (Onslow), as well as one of the most populous counties (Wake) and one of the least populous counties (Camden) in the state.

Counties with the lowest rates of unaffiliated voter registrations were in the northeast. Edgecombe County (16%) had the fewest voters registered unaffiliated, followed by Warren (20%), and Hertford (21%).

Note: analysis presented is of the 7/25/2020 voter registration file from NC’s State Board of Elections. Analysis is limited to individuals who are active, inactive, or temporary registered voters. Voters with reported birth age of 116 years or older were excluded from the age analysis. Voters with registration dates prior to 1930 were excluded from the registration date analysis.

Vote the Whole Slate! Virtual Gala


To make real progress in North Carolina, we can’t just win at the top of the ticket — we need to elect Democrats across our entire state! That’s why we are hosting our first-ever 𝑉𝑜𝑡𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑊ℎ𝑜𝑙𝑒 𝑆𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 Virtual Gala AT 6:30 PM – 8 PM

Get your tickets today to hear from special guests Governor Roy Cooper, Candidate for US Senate Cal Cunningham, and Chief Justice Cheri Beasley:  Tickets HERE

NC Democratic Women

60th Annual State Convention, September 25-27, 2020.

We’ve got a great convention lined up for you, with: workshops provided by the National Democratic Training Committee, special keynotes and greetings from Governor Roy Cooper, Chief Justice Cheri Beasley and our NC Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green (with even more to be announced),

a suffragette lecture from Dr. Ellen DuBois, retired UCLA professor & author of Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote, candidate speed dating, Drinks with DWNC, zetworking, Sip N Paint, two nights at the movies, and, of course, we’ll be capping off our year of hard work with awards ceremonies for STARS and presenting our Woman of the Year award, making time to honor the sheroes who live and breathe and walk amongst us and are leading the way in membership, communication, and activism. Click here to register


Join our Council of State candidates on their virtual tour across North Carolina!

Jenna Wadsworth October 5 at 7:00pm SIGN UP HERE

As North Carolina’s executive branch of government, the Council of State makes incredibly important decisions that affect the prosperity, safety, and future of our state every day. That’s why Democrats are fighting to send our strong slate of candidates to office. They are committed to fighting for a happier, healthier, and more prosperous North Carolina for everyone.

We have your chance to meet the candidates and learn more about their platforms during our Council of State Town Hall Series! Scroll down to register for any/all of them today and get ready to learn more about the importance of these offices! SIGN UP HERE

Poll Observers Needed

The Alamance County Democratic Party alongside NCDP and Biden/Harris Coordinated Campaign is recruiting poll observers to help monitor and report on possible irregularities at polling locations. This is different from poll greeting in that poll observers are there to record and report and help protect all voters. Trainings will be provided as well as PPE (masks, gloves, sanitation stations).If you are interested.

Click here: If you have any questions, you can contact: Ernest Lewis, Jr., 3rd-Vice Chair. (; (336) 525-5442)

One Stop & Early Voting Poll Greeters

Please sign up to do No Contact Poll Greeting for Early Voting!

We are lucky to have five One Stop & Early Voting locations this year:

Please feel free to contact Michelle if you have any questions on how we will be ensuring no contact. If you can only do a partial shift, please let me know and I may be able to find someone to cover the rest of the time.

Yard Signs & Bumper Stickers are Here!

Stop by the ACDP Headquarters at 122 South Main St, Burlington and pick up some yard signs and bumper stickers. Open 10am – 4:00pm Monday – Saturday. We have signs for all of our Democratic candidates.

Make a small donation if you can.

Order Yard Signs & Bumper stickers for Biden, Cunningham,Cooper and Beasley HERE

Proud Alamance Democrat Yard Signs

Stand up and stand out as a Proud Alamance County Democrat. We’re working for a better more inclusive Alamance for everyone. Order your sign Here Guidelines for political signs HERE

Our Unprecedented Opportunity to Elect a Better State & Local Government.

State and Local Government has the largest impact on our daily lives.

Information about our candidates for HERE

Information about our legislative candidates HERE

Join Our ACDP Voter Outreach Team!

Be a part of our Voter Outreach team and commit to helping your friends and neighbors get out the vote this election! In exchange for your generous donation, ACDP is offering these high-quality shirts to anyone interested in helping us get our message out that Your Vote Does Count! 2020 will be a pivotal election year and one of our top goals is ensuring that all individuals who have the right to vote can and will use it. Donate Here!

Our Candidates for Alamance School Board

There are four open seats on the Alamance County School Board and we have eight great candidates. Candidate information HERE

North Carolina General Assembly

Some of us are lucky enough to be able to vote for Ricky and some of us are lucky enough to be able to vote for Eric

Which District are you in? HERE

and we’re all lucky enough to be able to Vote for JD Wooten

Information about all our candidates for the NC Legislature HERE

JD Wooten for NC Senate

Don’t Forget the Judges!

Court of Appeals Vote for All Five

NC Supreme Court, Vote for All Three

For more information about our candidates click HERE

If you want to vote for Barrett you have to vote the WHOLE ballot.

Soil & Water Conservation is the last office listed.

1. Multi-Party Assistance Team

The Board of Elections is looking for folks to be part of Multi-Party Assistance Team (MAT). This is the team that goes into assisted living facilities and nursing homes to help people vote. The Board of Elections is looking for some Democratic help. Teams are composed of both Democrats and Republicans.

Contact the Alamance Board of Elections for details 337 570 6755

2. The Official Facebook Page for the Alamance County Board of Elections!

This is an information page. This page is where you’ll be able to find the latest information from our Board of Elections. This is not the place to discuss political issues or candidates. Please review their rules, posted on the page before interacting.

Look for this banner


Alamance County Voting Locations for November 3, 2020 Temporary and Permanent Changes

Eight precincts in Alamance County are going to change the location of their polling places for in person voting on November 3, 2020. Find your precinct HERE and see if your precinct is one of those affected below.

  • Albright Precinct Southern High School, 631 Southern High School Rd, Graham Temporary- COVID Location
  • Central Boone Trinity Worship Center, 3157 S. Church Street, Burlington Permanent – New Location
  • Boone 5 Elon Elementary School, 720 Walker Rd, Elon Temporary- COVID Location
  • South Graham South Graham Elementary, 320 Ivey Rd, Graham Temporary- COVID Location
  • Haw River Haw River Elementary School, 701 E Main St, Haw River Temporary- COVID Location
  • North Melville E.M. Yoder Elementary, 301 N Charles St, Mebane Temporary- COVID Location
  • Melville 4  Old Mebane Recreation Center, 209 W Jackson St, Mebane Permanent – New Location
  • Morton Western Middle School, 2100 Eldon Dr, Elon Temporary- COVID Location

4. Alamance County needs election workers for the 2020 Elections!

Wondering what you can do to help ensure local elections meet the challenges of this health crisis?

Check this link to the Alamance County Election Official Application. We especially need elections workers during the 17-day early voting period. We have a new early voting location at the Elmira Community Center in Burlington and we have newly expanded weekend voting, including Sunday voting. This means we need more elections workers than in the past. And the COVID virus has meant that many of our predominantly older elections workers who are more vulnerable have chosen not to return to work this year’s election.You can also fill out the NC State Board of Elections Democracy Heroes form to be contacted by BOE staff:

Get Your Absentee Ballot Now!!!


Call Alamance Board of Elections for an“Absentee Ballot Request Form” at 336- 570-6755

  • Complete request form immediately upon receipt.
  • Return electronically, by mail or take to Alamance Board ofElections at 115 S. Maple Street, Graham from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Mail out of ballots began SEPTEMBER 4.
  • Complete Ballot ASAP upon Receipt.
  • Follow Instructions Very Carefully. HERE
  • Make Sure You Have One Witness.
  • Make Certain Envelope Certification is Signed!
  • Return completed ballot to Alamance Board of Elections by mail or in person ( No Drop Boxes in NC)
  • If mailing your ballot use the NCBoE tracking tool BallotTrax HERE

Nervous About Voting Absentee? FAQs HERE

What is Power of the Pen?

The Power of the Pen is a persuasion and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort in which Democratic women are writing personalized letters to registered Democratic women who are sporadic in their voting habits and need to hear from regular votes like you about the importance of this election. Sign up to write 20 letters to fellow Democratic women in Alamance County and encourage them to vote in this essential election year.

Sign Up Here

Click the sign up link or email

Democratic Women of Alamance County $20 for 2020

Help the Democratic Women of Alamance County Honor and celebrate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by donating $20 for 2020, the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed and protected women’s constitutional right to vote.  Donate Here

Make Your Community Your Priority

Make Your Plan to VOTE!

Information HERE

Candidate Information Here

99 Reasons to Flip NC


Over the past five years, Republicans have cut the top income tax rate from 7.75% to 5.5%, a 29% cut for the wealthiest North Carolinians, while eliminating the earned-income tax credit (#89) and enacting regressive sales taxes.

Change is coming to Alamance

Be Part of It!

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2 thoughts on “ACDP News September 23, 2020

  1. Please add to our mailing list the following name- Dr Charley She is chairman of the Criminal Justice Reform Comm. for the Alamance Chapter of NAACP & she requested last night that she start receiving our emails. Thanks,Patty Collins

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