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The Newsroom: The four Democratic primary candidates for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District

This week on The Newsroom, conversations with the Democratic primary candidates for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District: Yushonda Midgette, Charles E. Evans, Steve Miller, and Charles Graham.

All four candidates are competing in the primary, hoping to take on the winner of the GOP primary — incumbent David Rouzer or challenger Max Southworth-Beckwith — in the general election.

We’ll get to know the candidates, hear their plans for the primary and general elections, and ask what they’d like to do in Washington if they get the chance.

Candidate info

2022 Primary Election info

  • New Hanover County Board of Elections - Find everything you need to register, find your polling location, and more.
  • Early voting — One-stop absentee voting (commonly known as “early voting”) allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. One-Stop voting allows voters an opportunity to vote when it best suits individual schedules. For the 2022 Statewide Primary Election, the in-person early voting period begins Thursday, April 28, and ends Saturday, May 14.
  • Absentee voting — This method of voting requires registered voters to request a ballot through the new online Absentee Request Portal on the NC State Board of Elections website or complete the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form✎ EditSign, and submit the form to the New Hanover County Board of Elections Office. Once processed, you will receive the ballot in the mail for you to complete and return prior to the Absentee Ballot Deadline (Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 5 PM if returned by hand to BOE office or Friday, May 20, 2022 if returned by mail with a postmark dated on/before May 17).
  • Primary Election Day - Tuesday, May 17
Ben Schachtman is a journalist and editor with a focus on local government accountability. He began reporting for Port City Daily in the Wilmington area in 2016 and took over as managing editor there in 2018. He’s a graduate of Rutgers College and later received his MA from NYU and his PhD from SUNY-Stony Brook, both in English Literature. He loves spending time with his wife and playing rock'n'roll very loudly. You can reach him at BSchachtman@whqr.org and find him on Twitter @Ben_Schachtman.