Citizens, this is your opportunity to ‘Meet The Candidates’ vying for the position that will impact your day-to-day lives with the decisions they make on your behalf. The South Charlotte Candidate Forum is open to the public, and will allow citizens to hear each candidate’s agenda for supporting the citizens they will be charged to represent. Take advantage of this invitation. Show up, and be informed on how each candidate stacks up against what is important to you and your family, because their policies and positions on policy will undoubtedly impact your household.
UP Charlotte and Charlotte Women’s March will be sponsoring this non-partisan ‘Candidate Forum’, Thursday August 31, 2017. The event will be held at W.R. Davie Conference Center, located at 4635 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte North Carolina. The event is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. Local candidates for Mayor, City Council At Large, and others have been invited. Who exactly has accepted, and will be in attendance is unclear. Either way, show up and exercise your right to vote informed.
Currently the top two contenders in the coveted Charlotte Mayoral race are Democrats Mayor Pro Tem, Vi Lyles polling at 21% and current Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts holding her lead at 35% according to Lake Research Partners June 2017 report. Fellow Democrat Joel Ford not far behind, placing at a comfortable 15%. At least one known declared Republican City Councilman Kenny Smith, was not mentioned in the recent reports.
It’s still early and anybody’s gain to take at this time in the race. Good luck to all.
IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION:
Visit North Carolina State Board of Elections for times and locations near you to take advantage of One-Stop ‘Early Voting’.
Key Deadline Dates:
Tuesday, September 5th-Last day to request a ‘Absentee Ballot/Vote By Mail’ form
Saturday, September 9th-Last day to ‘Vote Early’
Tuesday, September 12th-Last day to return ‘Absentee Ballot/Vote By Mail’ form (5pm cut-off)
Click Here to confirm your voter registration status on North Carolina State Board of Elections voter portal.
Not Registered-No Worries: Same Day Registration allows North Carolina Voters to ‘Register and Vote’ same day during ‘Early Voting’ period.
North Carolina State Board of Elections | Same Day Registration Process
Persons who are not registered in a county may register at one-stop sites (early voting sites) during the early voting period. Upon completion of registration, the newly-registered voter can immediately vote at that same one-stop site.
Click Here to view North Carolina State Board of Elections list of 2017 Elections across the state, with search by county.
The 2017 Charlotte Mayoral election is set to take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, with primary elections scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017, and second-round primaries for Tuesday, October 10, 2017 if necessary.
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