2022 North Carolina Primary Live Results


Election Date May 17, 2022
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Polls Close 7:30 PM Eastern Time
On this Page Primary results for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Legislature
Where no candidate gets 30% of the vote, the top two finishers will have a runoff on July 26 if requested by the runner-up.

U.S. Senate

Sen. Richard Burr (R) is retiring. Former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley is expected to be the Democratic nominee. On the Republican side, Rep. Ted Budd NC-13) has emerged from the pack, helped by the endorsement of Donald Trump and large spending on his behalf by the Club for Growth.

Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Secretary of State

U.S. House

These primaries will be conducted using redistricted congressional boundaries. The state gained a district after the 2020 Census.

The table below highlights seven notable primaries, followed by results for each of them. Below that are party-specific tables with results for each of the state's 14 congressional districts.

District Party Comments
1 BOTH Democrat G.K. Butterfield is retiring. He has endorsed State Sen. Don Davis. Eight are contesting the GOP nomination in this competitive general election district.
4 D David Price is retiring from this safe Democratic seat. The frontrunners in the primary field appear to be State Sen. Valerie Foushee and Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam. Singer Clay Aiken is also on the ballot
6 R Freshman Rep. Kathy Manning's district was shifted notably to the right in redistricting, although is still going to be a longshot for whichever Republican emerges from the seven-person field.
11 R Dogged by a series of controversies and opposed by much of the GOP establishment, incumbent Madison Cawthorn faces seven challengers in his bid for renomination. His strongest opponent is State Sen. Chuck Edwards. The size of the field could save Cawthorn, as a first place finish that clears 30% will avoid a runoff.
13 BOTH A new seat created in redistricting, this district in the central part of the state profiles as the state's most competitive in November.

State Senate

Republicans hold a narrow 28-22 edge over Democrats in the North Carolina State Senate. Members serve two-year terms.

State House

Republicans hold 69 of 120 seats in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Members serve two-year terms.


Next election is in 2024