1.  What type of election is the June 7 primary?

  • Four candidates have filed for this seat on the Supreme Court.  The two top vote-getters in the June 7 primary will go on to the general election in November.

2.  What races are on the ballot on June 7?

  • In addition to the Supreme Court, the ballot will have the names of candidates for the U. S. House of Representatives in districts where more than one candidate in a party has filed.

3.  Can I vote in this election even if my party does not have a primary election for U.S. Representative?

  • Yes.  Every registered voter can vote in this Supreme Court primary regardless of party.

4.  What will the ballot look like?

  • The Supreme Court will be at the bottom of the ballot, beneath the names of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. My name will appear as “Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds.”

5.  Will the ballot indicate the party affiliation of the candidates for Supreme Court?

  • No.  It is the responsibility of each interested voter to learn the affiliation of each candidate.

6.  Will the ballot indicate the incumbent Justice?

  • No.  The ballot does not indicate that I am the incumbent.

7.  Where is Justice Edmunds’ name on the Supreme Court ballot?

  • My name is listed third of the four candidates.

8.  When can I vote?

  • Now.  Early voting began on Tuesday, May 26, 2016 and will continue through Saturday, June 4, 2016. The primary date is Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

9.  How can I help?

Justice Bob Edmunds

Senior Associate Justice

Supreme Court of North Carolina