Tuesday, May 8, is Primary Day in North Carolina, when voters will choose which candidates will go on to represent their parties in the midterm General Election in November.
All North Carolina political parties allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary elections.
Unaffiliated voters make up a little more than 2.1 million voters in the state while Democrats make up 2.6 million voters and Republicans make up 2 million voters in North Carolina.
In all there are a little more than 6.9 million voters on the rolls across the state.
The Libertarian Party boasts a little more than 35,000 voters while the fledgling Green Party has 66 registered voters statewide, as of May 5.
Though it is not a presidential year there are many races to still be decided on the Congressional and state and local legislative level in the primary.
All polling locations will open at 6:30 a.m. and the polls will remain open until the last person to enter the line before 7:30 p.m. has voted.
During the 2018 election cycle, all 170 seats in the General Assembly are on the ballot, all 120 House seats and the 50 seats in the Senate.
Also all 13 Congressional seats are up for election this year.
Other races up this year include county commission seats in the 100 counties of the state.
Major changes in voting districts over the last couple of years mean that some voters may be unsure of which district they are in and where they will be voting this year.
Go to the North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement website to find voting polling location information as well as voter registration status.
Before going to the polls voters can print out sample ballots for their specific district to know which candidates will be on the ballot when they go to vote.
Voters also need to be sure to verify where they are supposed to vote as North Carolina does not allow out of district voting.
To verify where to vote, voters can use their address to find out where they are to cast their ballots here.