In North Carolina, the statewide general election, also known as the “midterm,” is an important election. We must vote for all our candidates – from local races such as Sheriff, County Commissioners, and School Board; for important state races for our Rowan/Stanly NC Senator and for our NC Supreme Court and Appeals Court Judges; to the decisive U.S. Senate and U.S. House races.


To view your own Sample Ballot with all the races, you may enter your information into the Voter Search and navigate to “Your Sample Ballot.” 

Sample ballots are available now and are based upon your specific location and registration information.

Races on the ballot in Rowan County will include: 

  • One U.S. Senate seat 
  • One U.S. House seat
  • NC Supreme Court Justice (you will vote for two seats)
  • NC Court of Appeals Judge (you will vote for four seats)
  • NC House Seat
  • NC Senate Seat
  • County Commission (you will vote for three seats)
  • Superior Court Judge
  • District Court Judge (you will vote for four seats)
  • District Attorney
  • County Commission (three seats)
  • Clerk of Superior Court
  • Register of Deeds
  • Sheriff 
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor
  • Rowan- Salisbury Schools Board of Education (you will vote for one candidate for each of the five district seats)*

*Residents of the City of Kannapolis do not vote for RSS Board of Education Members

LEARN ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ON YOUR BALLOT (not all offices have Democrats running)

You can learn more about the Democratic Candidates for office on our Candidate Page or by visiting their websites.

U.S. Senate: Cheri Beasley

U.S. House NC-8: Scott Huffman

NC Supreme Court Justice (two seats) 

  1. Lucy Inman
  2. Sam Ervin IV

NC Court of Appeals Judge (four  seats)

  1. Carolyn Jennings Thompson
  2. Brad Salmon
  3. Gale Murray Adams
  4. Darren Jackson

NC Senate District 33: Tangela (Lucy Horne) Morgan

County Commission (three seats)

  1. Alisha Byrd-Clark
  2. Sam Post

Sheriff: Carlton Killian

Rowan-Salisbury School Board of Education: (The following school board candidates are endorsed by the Rowan County Democratic Party)

Candidate Info