Tuesday, Nov. 6 is election day. This year’s ballot includes races ranging from president and governor to state legislative races and local county offices. Polls consistently show a tight race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. In North Carolina, Republican Pat McCrory leads Democrat Walter Dalton in the gubernatorial race. All campaigns are hoping for high voter turnout.

As you head to the polls on Tuesday, don’t forget to peruse through the several endorsements released by local and statewide LGBT organizations below. For more information, visit equalitync.org, meckpac.org or replacementsltdpac.org.

Click here for more information on your voter registration information, your polling place location and a sample ballot. Polls are open on Tuesday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Statewide Endorsements

From Equality NC

Walter Dalton (D)

Lt. Governor
Linda Coleman (D)

Secretary of State
Elaine Marshall (D)

Attorney General
Roy Cooper (D)

Superintendent of Public Schools
June Atkinson (D)

State Treasurer
Janet Cowell (D)

State Auditor
Beth Wood (D)

Supreme Court
Sam Ervin IV

Court of Appeals
Wanda G. Bryant
Linda McGee
Cressie Thigpen


Mecklenburg County Endorsements

Mecklenburg Commission candidate endorsements from MeckPAC. (It should be noted that MeckPAC’s endorsements were questioned following recent controversy over Louis Farrakhan. See story online at goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com/18174/ and goqnotes-launch2.newspackstaging.com/in/hate-watch/.)


Jason Bateman, at-large (L)
Pat Cotham, at-large (D)
Trevor Fuller, at-large (D)
Kim Ratliff, at-large (D)
Keith Bradford, Dist. 1 (D)
Vilma Leake, Dist. 2 (D)
George Dunlap, Dist. 3 (D)
Paula Harvey, Dist. 5 (D)
Connie Green-Johnson, Dist. 6 (D)


Republican Dist. 1 candidate Karen Bentley and Republican Dist. 6 candidate Bill James were given warnings due to their anti-LGBT record.


Guilford County Endorsements

Local endorsements from the Greensboro-based Replacements, Ltd. PAC.
For more information and more endorsements, visit replacementsltdpac.org.

Guilford County Commissioner Dist. 4
Kirk Perkins (D)

Guilford County Commissioner Dist. 5
Paul Gibson (D)

Guilford County Register of Deeds
Jeff Thigpen (D)

High Point Mayor
Bernita Sims (D)

High Point City Council At-Large
Elijah Lovejoy (D)

High Point City Council At-Large
Rebecca R. (Becky) Smothers (D)

Check your voter registration and learn more about early voting and election day at ncsbe.gov.