In every election cycle, numerous organizations send out questionnaires to local candidates in Orange County. Even more did this year than usual, because the pandemic made it harder to hold in-person forums. Some candidates even reported getting more than a dozen questionnaires.
If you want to read the candidates’ responses to all those questions, you’re in the right place. Below, you’ll find links to all the questionnaires that are publicly available, including some video responses as well as written answers. Some organizations do not make their questionnaires public, while some use them to craft their endorsements of candidates. A collection of local endorsements by organizations can be found on Chapelboro’s Local Election Coverage page.
This questionnaires page will be updated as more become available, so continue checking back before you vote!
- NEXT Chapel Hill-Carrboro quizzed Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and CHCCS school board candidates on issues ranging from transit to climate change to racial equity.
- The Chapel Hill Alliance for a Livable Town (CHALT) recorded video interviews with Chapel Hill candidates on issues ranging from housing to green planning to economic development.
- The Orange County Affordable Housing Coalition gave Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough candidates a 12-question survey about affordable housing and property taxes.
- The League of Women Voters of Orange, Durham, and Chatham Counties sent out questionnaires to all local candidates. Visit Vote411.org and enter your address to access their responses.
- The Progressive Democrats of Orange County sent questionnaires to all candidates in Orange County, including school board candidates as well as those running in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough.
- The Southern Entryway Alliance surveyed Chapel Hill Mayor and Town Council candidates on issues relating to growth and development, particularly along 15/501 in southern Chapel Hill.
- The environmental group Toward Zero Waste sent questionnaires to candidates across the state, on issues ranging from climate change to waste reduction.
- The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro sent a 15-question survey to Chapel Hill mayoral and Town Council candidates.
- The Carrboro Business Alliance (affiliated with the Chamber) sent a 9-question survey to Carrboro mayoral and Town Council candidates.
- Among local news outlets, the News & Observer and the Herald-Sun sent questionnaires to candidates in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, as well as the candidates for CHCCS Board.
- Candidates also received a questionnaire from the Indy Week.
- The Local Reporter sent questions to candidates in Chapel Hill…
- …and The Local Reporter also quizzed candidates in Carrboro.
- The Daily Tar Heel recorded interviews with each of the candidates in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, including school board candidates.
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