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Election 2008

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

1919 political cartoon

This 1919 political cartoon by Clifford K. Berryman features the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant fishing on opposite sides of the "campaign issues pool." (Clifford K. Berryman, "The Fishin' Season." Created 1919, published 1920. From the U.S. Senate Collection, Center for Legislative Archives. More about the illustration)

Only those parties expected to field candidates on North Carolina ballots in 2008 are listed here. For additional political parties, see the list provided by Politics1.com. Wikipedia also offers a list of third party presidential candidates — although only one will appear on the North Carolina ballot.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections website provides a listing of all the candidates that will appear on North Carolina ballots, along with their party affiliations. The site also includes useful information about voter registration, local polling places, and an election calendar. A list of resources and programs includes a PDF voter guide that lists the candidates on the ballot as well as the names of qualified write-in candidates.

Party websites

Democratic Party

Republican Party

Third parties

The Libertarian Party is the only third party with candidates on the North Carolina ballot.