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Election 2020

In an election year like no other, we are dedicated to providing North Carolinians with in-depth and thoughtful coverage.

Discover timely and trustworthy political news, from candidate interviews to election night analysis, on UNC-TV and

Watch Our News and Public Affairs Programs

October 23, 2020 | PBS NewsHour

Watch the full PBS NewsHour episode from Friday, October 23, 2020.

October 23, 2020 | FRONT ROW with Marc Rotterman

Panelists discuss the presidential race, the battle over control of the U.S. Senate, and the federal government's record shattering debt.

October 23, 2020 | NC Spin

Panelists discuss the latest election information and take an in-depth look at the legislative races.

October 23, 2020 | Black Issues Forum

Opportunity Zones, or Zones for Opportunists? | Examining the successes and potential pitfalls of Opportunity Zones and Funds in North Carolina.

October 23, 2020 | Washington Week

Watch the full Washington Week episode from Friday, October 23, 2020.

October 23, 2020 | Firing Line

Pete Buttigieg discusses the election, his political future and the COVID vaccine.

October 22, 2020 | ncIMPACT

Workforce Credentials of Value | A Production Technician program responds to the state’s skilled worker shortfall.

October 21, 2020 | Focus On...

As the Phase 3 restrictions deadline approaches, we check in with Dr. Cohen for an update.

October 20, 2020 | FRONTLINE

Whose Vote Counts | As America votes, an investigation into whose vote counts — and whose might not.

NC Votes

As we near Election Day 2020, we know you might have a lot questions about the voting process. NC Votes covers topics from why to vote to how to vote, and from voting by mail to voting in person on November 3.

Watch our light-hearted explainer videos and review our Frequently Asked Questions for all your voting and election-related questions.