The 2018 judicial primaries–including those for open Court of Appeals and Supreme Court seats–have been eliminated. With the senate and the house voting to override the Governor’s veto by substantial margins, Senate Bill 656, the “Electoral Freedom Act of 2017,” has become law.
The law (Session Law 2017-124) provides:
No 2018 Primary for Judicial Offices. – Notwithstanding G.S. 163-106, no party primaries shall be held for candidates seeking the following offices in