North Carolina State Government Guide

State government has a direct impact on the lives of North Carolina’s citizens. From taxes to health care to education to environmental issues, your state lawmakers make decisions that affect you and your family. But how much do you know about what happens in the state house and senate chambers?

Use this North Carolina State Government Guide to find answers to your questions.


How North Carolina State Government Works

Bills passed in the state legislature directly impact your day-to-day life, but how much do you know about how North Carolina's government works?

Find out about the different branches of government, who’s who in North Carolina government, what happens in a legislative session, and how a bill becomes a law.



The General Assembly meets in regular two-year sessions. The "long session" begins in January of odd-numbered years, and the short session convenes in May of even-numbered years.

Senate Calendar | House Calendar

Find Your State Lawmakers

The North Carolina Legislature is made up of a 50-member Senate and a 120-member North Carolina General Assembly. Each resident has a state senator and state representative that represents them in Raleigh.

Below are the maps for the North Carolina House and Senate districts. You can zoom in and maneuver each map to where you live. Then, hover your cursor over the district in your area to find your legislator. Click on the district to go to that legislator's website. 

Not sure which district is yours? You can look up all your representatives by going to the North Carolina Legislature website and typing in your address.


Live Updates From Your Lawmakers

Your lawmakers like to use Twitter more and more to make big announcements, give updates on their bills, and share their opinions on a wide variety of subjects.

Our live feed helps you keep track of all our lawmakers in one place so you always know what is happening.