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Election Day: Democrats Clodfelter, Roberts face off in mayoral runoff

Democrats Dan Clodfelter and Jennifer Roberts will meet during Tuesday’s run-off in the race for Charlotte mayor. The winner faces Republican Edwin Peacock III in November.
Democrats Dan Clodfelter and Jennifer Roberts will meet during Tuesday’s run-off in the race for Charlotte mayor. The winner faces Republican Edwin Peacock III in November.

At stake: Runoff will determine whether Dan Clodfelter or Jennifer Roberts will be the Democratic mayoral nominee. The winner faces Republican Edwin Peacock on Nov. 3.

Who can vote: Democrats, whether they voted Sept. 15 or not, can cast a ballot. So can unaffiliated voters – unless they voted in the Republican primary. Libertarians and Republicans can’t vote.

Voting day: Charlotte polls open at 6:30 a.m and close at 7:30 p.m. With turnout expected at less than 4 percent, don’t be deterred by the prospect of long lines.

Early voting: A total of 4,114 people voted early. That included about 2,500 women and 1,500 men. About 2,100 African-Americans and 1,800 whites voted early.

Problem? Call the Mecklenburg County elections board at 704-336-2133.

Mayor Dan Clodfelter explains why he should be elected to a new term in the office.

Dan Clodfelter

Hometown: Thomasville.

Neighborhood: Elizabeth

Family: Wife; two adult children.

Occupation: Attorney, Parker Poe.

Political experience: Mayor, 2014-present: N.C. Senate, 1999-2014; City Council District 1, 1987-93.

Community service: Former chairman of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission.

Campaign contact: www.danclodfelter.com; 704-768-2143

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Jennifer Roberts

Hometown: Raleigh, grew up in Charlotte.

Neighborhood: Elizabeth

Family: Husband, two children.

Occupation: Community advocate, consultant

Political experience: County Commissioner, 2004-2012.

Community Service: Board president of International House; vice president of the Choir School at St. Peter’s; leadership council for United Negro College Fund; raised money for domestic violence shelter on West Boulevard.

Campaign contact: jenniferrobertsformayor.com; jennifer@jenniferrobertsformayor.com; on Facebook; on Twitter; 704-995-1757 

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