North Carolina judicial election, 1996

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The North Carolina judicial elections of 1996 were held statewide on November 5, 1996, to elect judges to the North Carolina Supreme Court and North Carolina Court of Appeals. A total of three seats were on the ballot, and in each case, incumbents who had been appointed by Gov. Jim Hunt (running for re-election that same day) were elected to terms in their own right.

Supreme Court[edit]

Chief Justice seat[edit]

1996 North Carolina Supreme Court election – Chief Justice[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Burley Mitchell (incumbent) 1,221,232 51.29
Republican Raymond A. Warren 1,159,678 48.71

Parker seat[edit]

1996 North Carolina Supreme Court election – Associate Justice [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sarah Parker (incumbent) 1,323,327 55.69
Republican Carl L. Tilghman 1,052,786 44.31

Court of Appeals[edit]

1996 North Carolina Court of Appeals election – Court of Appeals[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Linda M. McGee (incumbent) 1,221,653 52.04
Republican Betty J. Pearce 1,126,013 47.96