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North Carolina voters deciding local elections

Posted November 4, 2013
Updated November 5, 2013

Voting in N.C., voting generic

— 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. Voting 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.

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  • Rebelyell55 Nov 5, 2013

    I was just wondering how many voters got out and voted? I'm sure the numbers will be pretty low base on what I've seen. Has it's gotten to this point now?

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Nov 5, 2013

    "YOUR WELCOMER FOR WHAT? Your not entitled when you proclaim this, in the matter that you did. for all we know you were a cook in Hawaii barracks."

    I was never in the military. I never made the sacrifice to be away from home, friends and family for months or years at a time, and possibly lose my life. So even if you were a cook in a Hawaii barracks, thank you. You did more than I did and probably more than 99percenter did.

  • me2you Nov 5, 2013

    Do we have any elections in Wake County? No wonder people don't vote. I can't even find information on the State Board of Elections that's very clear.

  • BurtReynoldsBigHat Nov 5, 2013

    "Nothing about this ACA has turned out to be true so Im going to say that death panels are real too." Get your IDs

    DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE CHEMTRAILS!!1!

  • Get your IDs Nov 5, 2013

    I guess the same can be true about "weapons of mass destruction" too then. But I bet your respected the man that said this...

    xylem01

    They were in Syria. Nonetheless Barry lied Bush lied and people will die either by war or by losing their policies and death panels, they'ere coming too. Nothing about this ACA has turned out to be true so Im going to say that death panels are real too. But you keep sipping that kool aid and looking through the rose colored glasses

  • Get your IDs Nov 5, 2013

    Just because someone disagrees with the current administration doesn't default them into the Tea Party, as much as you libs like to think it does.

    samdutes

    Well they cant call you racist anymore because that was losing its power. So they call you a Tea Partier because they think it's racist but no one can seem to prove it. Heck one of the founders of the Tea Party is black!

  • A Libertarian Nov 5, 2013

    SAM - Uh, I'm not a member of the Tea Party and disagree with a lot of their ideas, a lot of them.......

    Just so you know, The tea party is a one issue party. All they stand for is a balanced budget / smaller government for a smaller government. Yes, different ways to get there, but still only one issue. You cannot disagree with many issues when there is only one.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Nov 5, 2013

    Has VA imploded their state yet by electing Clinton Jr. yet?

    It will officially be caving in all around them by 9-10pm tonight. If you have family or friends in Virginia call and alert them to run for bread and milk now.

  • samdutes Nov 5, 2013

    Here's a thought how about talking points that aren't tea party talking points to make your case... instead of parroting the half truths and twisted statements made to sound viable....
    --razor2

    Uh, I'm not a member of the Tea Party and disagree with a lot of their ideas, a lot of them.......but my President did in fact lie to me, I can't keep my health insurance which I like. I have to settle for a more expensive plan with less benefits.

    Just because someone disagrees with the current administration doesn't default them into the Tea Party, as much as you libs like to think it does.

  • disgusted2010 Nov 5, 2013

    The municipal elections in Wake County have come down to which out of touch carpet bagger to vote for to make our small towns like the ones they left (in shambles) up north.

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