United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1996
Helms: 40-50% 50-60% 60-70% 70-80%
Gantt: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
The North Carolina United States Senate election of 1996 was held on November 5, 1996 as part of the nationwide elections to the Senate, and coinciding with the 1996 presidential election. The general election was a rematch of the 1990 election: between the Republican incumbent Jesse Helms and the Democratic nominee Harvey Gantt. Helms won re-election to a fifth and final term by a slightly wider margin than in 1990.
Jesse Helms won the Republican Party's nomination unopposed.