North Carolina voters deciding local elections
Posted November 4, 2013
Updated November 5, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — Nearly all North Carolina counties are holding elections for municipal and school board races and local referenda from the mountains to the coast.
Early in-person absentee voting ended over the weekend for the off-year elections, and the State Board of Elections showed more than 50,000 registered Democrats had already cast their ballots. Only about 20,000 registered Republicans voted early and about 16,000 unaffiliated voters participated in the early voting period. Find your polling place
Statewide, the highest profile race is for mayor of Charlotte, where Democrat Patrick Cannon and Republican Edwin Peacock are vying to succeed Anthony Foxx, former mayor who is now U.S. Transportation Secretary.
Greensboro is choosing whether to keep Robbie Perkins as mayor or pick city councilwoman Nancy Vaughan, who led last month's primary.
Durham Mayor Bill Bell is seeking a seventh two-year term against Rev. Sylvester Williams, while Fayetteville City Councilwoman Val Applewhite faces former Councilman Nat Robertson to determine who succeeds Mayor Tony Chavonne.
There are also school bonds, sales tax and alcohol questions on local ballots.
Johnston County voters will decide on both a school bond and a community college bond, while Harnett County voters will be asked for the fifth time in recent years to approve a sales tax increase for school construction.
The State Board of Elections web site says there are more than 1,100 races and questions on ballots in 94 counties Tuesday.