Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7 — when North Carolinians will go to the polls to vote for mayors, city councils and referenda.
Statewide, 92 counties are holding elections in November.
Ballots in hundreds of municipalities across the state will include a total of nearly 1,100 contests, including 33 referenda.
Here’s everything you need to know about where to vote, when to vote, how to register and what’s on your ballot.
When and where?
Find your polling place on the State Board of Elections website.
Polling places throughout all of North Carolina are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Just make sure you’re in line by 7:30 p.m. According to state law, if you’re in line by the time the polling place is scheduled to close — even if you’re not at the front of the line by then — you’re still eligible to vote.
Are you registered?
Check here to see if you’re registered to vote.
The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the date of an election.
The voter registration application must be received by the applicant’s county boards of elections by this date.
Major initiatives and races: Who’s — and what’s — on the ballot?
Voters across the state will see local referenda, mayoral races and elections for city council members in the voting booth Tuesday.
If you have an election where you live, you can follow a four-step process to download a sample ballot and find your Election Day precinct.
Step one:Click here to open the North Carolina State Board of Election voter lookup page.
Step two: Enter your first and last name as they appear on your voter registration record. It’s not necessary to enter your birth date or county unless you have a very common name. Check the box “I’m not a robot.” Click “Search.”
Step three: Click on your name to see a profile of your registration, including your precinct’s Election Day polling place and the jurisdictions you live in.
Step four: On the page with your registration profile, go to the box below the words “Sample Ballot,” and click on the letter/number to the right of the current Election date.
Greensboro mayoral and City Council races
Greensboro voters will decide to either elect incumbent Mayor Nancy Vaughan to another term in office — or to welcome newcomer Diane Moffett to the city’s top-elected spot.
In the primary, Vaughan, the city’s mayor since 2013, received 10,556 votes, or 61 percent, and Moffett got 3,747 votes, or 21 percent.
Greensboro residents will also be voting on candidates for City Council.
Eighteen candidates are vying for nine seats after a big primary election last month.
During the filing season over the summer, 38 people decided they wanted to serve. Only five of them dropped out before the Oct. 10 primary.
On Tuesday, Greensboro voters will have the opportunity to pick their their choice for three at-large seats.
Candidates include incumbents Marikay Abuzuaiter, Michael Barber and Yvonne Johnson, and newcomers Dianne Bellamy-Small, Michelle Kennedy and Dave Wils.
Incumbents in the city’s five districts are also facing opposition in their reelection bids.
Sharon Hightower is up for reelection in District 1. She is facing challenger Paula Ritter-Lipscomb.Goldie Wells, from District 2, will face challenger Jim Kee at the polls.In District 3, Justin Outling is being challenged by Craig Martin for his seat.Nancy Hoffmann is running to keep her District 4 seat against Gary Kenton.Tony Wilkins is up for reallection for his District 5 seat. He is facing challenger Tammi Thurm.
High Point mayoral and City Council races
High Point voters are picking a mayor and eight members of City Council on Tuesday.
Former Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis faces City Councilman Jay Wagner in the contest to replace outgoing Mayor Bill Bencini.
Wagner won the primary with 2,028 votes, or 38 percent, with Davis second at 1,837 votes, or 34 percent.
Four challengers are running for two at-large City Council spots. Former Councilman Britt Moore led the seven-person primary field with 27 percent of the vote, followed by retired High Point University Administrator Don Scarborough with 23 percent.
Incumbent at-large Councilmember Cynthia Davis came in third, with 20 percent and former Councilmember Mary Lou Andrews Blakeney gained the fourth spot, with 13 percent.
In Ward 1, incumbent Councilman Jeff Golden faces a challenge from Willie Davis. Incumbent Councilman Chris Williams is seeking his second term and faces a challenge from political newcomer David Bagley in Ward 2.Political newcomers Megan Longstreet and Monica Peters are running for the open seat that will be vacated by Councilmember Alyce Hill, who is not seeking re-election in Ward 3. Jim Bronnert and Wesley Hudson are vying to replace Wagner for the Ward 4 seat. Victor Jones is running against Chris Whitley in a Ward 5 that will be vacated by Jim Davis after two terms.Incumbent Jason Ewing is running unopposed in Ward 6.
Talk about median dividing traffic in Clemmons sparks heated debate among council candidates
A stretch of Lewisville Clemmons Road between I-40 and Highway 158 that runs less than a mile is dominating this year’s municipal elections in Clemmons.
The hot political issue is whether to build a median dividing traffic along the heavily congested road.
Councilwoman Mary Cameron said there is no plan to build a median along the road known as "the strip." She said the Department of Transportation is conducting a study about the problem, but nothing more.
There is a group of challengers running for Council who disagree, and it’s creating a firestorm of comments among the candidates on Tuesday’s ballot.
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Mayor Nick Nelson said the results of the study are already known, and it calls for a four lane median road.
After the polls close on Tuesday, local election results will posted on the WXII 12 News website.
You can also check out the results of all the contests across North Carolina by clicking here.