A special election to fill the seat representing North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House will be held on September 10, 2019. A primary election is scheduled for May 14, 2019. If no candidate receives 30 percent support or more, the top two vote-getters will face off in a primary runoff on September 10, 2019, and the general election will be moved to November 5, 2019.[
The 2018 general election unofficial returns—which showed Mark Harris (R) leading Dan McCready (D) by 905 votes—were not certified following allegations of absentee ballot fraud. On February 21, 2019, the state Board of Elections voted 5-0 to call a new election after four days of hearings. For a timeline of events following the 2018 election, click here.
McCready, a Marine veteran and businessman, is running for the seat again. He is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Harris announced on February 26, 2019, that he would not run in the special election. Ten other Republicans have filed to run, making it the largest Republican primary field in the district since 2012:
- Chris Anglin (R), attorney
- Dan Bishop (R), state senator
- Leigh Thomas Brown (R), realtor
- Kathie Day (R), real estate agent
- Gary M. Dunn (R), former Charlotte mayoral candidate
- Matthew Ridenhour (R), former Mecklenburg County commissioner
- Stevie Rivenbark (R), sales manager
- Stony Rushing (R), Union County commissioner
- Fern Shubert (R), former state senator
- Albert Wiley Jr. (R), nuclear engineer
As of April 30, 2019, there have been four special elections called during the 116th Congress. Three of those are for seats in the U.S. House, and one is for a seat in the U.S. Senate. From the 113th Congress to the 115th Congress, a total of 40 special elections were held. For more data on historical Congressional special elections, click here.
North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District is located in the southern portion of the state and includes all or parts of Mecklenburg, Union, Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Robeson, Bladen, and Cumberland counties.
This table will be updated as information becomes available.
|North Carolina voter? Dates you need to know.|
|Candidate Filing Deadline||March 15, 2019|
|Registration Deadline||August 16, 2019|
|Absentee Application Deadline||September 3, 2019|
|General Election||September 10, 2019|
|Polling place hours||7 a.m. to 8 p.m.|