Local Option Sales Tax Referenda

In 2007 legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly gave to counties a local-option, quarter-cent sales tax (G.S. 105-535), which must be approved by voters in a referendum before it can be adopted by a county.

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2016 quarter-cent sales tax referendums
County Date on ballot Result
Alleghany March 15 Unsuccessful
Bladen March 15 Unsuccessful
Moore March 15 Unsuccessful
Stanly March 15
Unsuccessful
Washington March 15
Unsuccessful
Cherokee June 7 Successful
Jackson June 7 Successful
Carteret November 8
TBD
Cleveland November 8 TBD
Graham
November 8
TBD
Henderson November 8 TBD
Mitchell
November 8
TBD
Pasquotank November 8 TBD
Stanly November 8 TBD
Swain November 8 TBD


2014 quarter-cent sales tax referendums
County Date on ballot Result
Anson November 4 Successful
Ashe November 4 Successful
Bertie November 4 Unsuccessful
Bladen November 4 Unsuccessful
Carteret November 4 Unsuccessful
Guilford November 4 Unsuccessful
Mecklenburg November 4 Unsuccessful
Richmond November 4 Unsuccessful
Rockingham November 4 Unsuccessful
Stanly November 4 Unsuccessful
Bertie May 6 Unsuccessful
Bladen May 6 Unsuccessful
Brunswick May 6 Unsuccessful
Davidson May 6 Successful


2013 quarter-cent sales tax referendums
County Date on ballot Result
Harnett November 5 Successful
Yadkin November 5 Unsuccessful


2012 quarter-cent sales tax referendums
County Date on ballot Result
Alamance November 6 Unsuccessful
Edgecombe November 6 Successful
Greene November 6 Successful
Harnett November 6 Unsuccessful
Lenoir November 6 Unsuccessful
Pasquotank November 6 Unsuccessful
Scotland November 6 Unsuccessful
Swain November 6 Unsuccessful


2011 quarter-cent sales tax referendums
County Date on ballot Result
Buncombe November 8 Successful
Durham November 8 Successful
Montgomery November 8 Successful
Orange November 8 Successful
Cabarrus May 17 Successful
Halifax Feb. 1 Successful

2010 quarter-cent sales tax referendum results
County Date on ballot Result
Alamance November 2 Unsuccessful
Alleghany November 2 Unsuccessful
Bladen November 2 Unsuccessful
Caswell November 2 Unsuccessful
Cherokee November 2 Unsuccessful
Chowan November 2 Unsuccessful
Clay November 2 Unsuccessful
Columbus November 2 Unsuccessful
Guilford November 2 Unsuccessful
Harnett November 2 Unsuccessful
Montgomery November 2 Unsuccessful
Orange November 2 Unsuccessful
Person November 2 Unsuccessful
Yadkin November 2 Unsuccessful
Watauga Aug. 31 Unsuccessful
Robeson Aug. 3 Successful
Wilkes June 22 Successful
Duplin May 4 Successful
New Hanover May 4 Successful
Onslow May 4 Successful
Hertford March 2 Successful
Randolph March 2 Successful
Davie Feb. 2 Unsuccessful


2009 quarter-cent sales tax referendum results
County Date on ballot Result
Harnett November 3 Unsuccessful
Lee November 3 Successful
Rowan November 3 Successful


2008 quarter-cent sales tax referendum results
County Date on ballot Result
Anson November 4 Unsuccessful
Burke November 4 Unsuccessful
Caswell November 4 Unsuccessful
Cherokee November 4 Unsuccessful
Chowan November 4 Unsuccessful
Columbus November 4 Unsuccessful
Guilford November 4 Unsuccessful
Henderson November 4 Unsuccessful
Hertford November 4 Unsuccessful
Jones November 4 Unsuccessful
Mitchell November 4 Unsuccessful
Onslow November 4 Unsuccessful
Person November 4 Unsuccessful
Cumberland May 6 Successful
Duplin May 6 Unsuccessful
Edgecombe May 6 Unsuccessful
Gaston May 6 Unsuccessful
Greene May 6 Unsuccessful
Guilford May 6 Unsuccessful
Haywood May 6 Successful
Henderson May 6 Unsuccessful
Hertford May 6 Unsuccessful
Lee May 6 Unsuccessful
Lincoln May 6 Unsuccessful
Moore May 6 Unsuccessful
Nash May 6 Unsuccessful
Onslow May 6 Unsuccessful
Randolph May 6 Unsuccessful
Rockingham May 6 Unsuccessful
Stanly May 6 Unsuccessful
Wayne May 6 Unsuccessful
Wilkes May 6 Unsuccessful
Wilson May 6 Unsuccessful
Alexander Jan. 8 Successful


2007 quarter-cent sales tax referendum results
County Date on ballot Result
Catawba November 6 Successful
Columbus November 6 Unsuccessful
Cumberland November 6 Unsuccessful
Davie November 6 Unsuccessful
Graham November 6 Unsuccessful
Greene November 6 Unsuccessful
Harnett November 6 Unsuccessful
Hertford November 6 Unsuccessful
Johnston November 6 Unsuccessful
Lenoir November 6 Unsuccessful
Martin November 6 Successful
Pitt November 6 Successful
Robeson November 6 Unsuccessful
Rutherford November 6 Unsuccessful
Sampson November 6 Successful
Surry November 6 Successful