Politics & Government

Before you cast a ballot, get to know the Mecklenburg candidates

Staff reports

Charlotte voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect their fifth mayor in three years as well as a new City Council.
Charlotte voters go to the polls Tuesday to elect their fifth mayor in three years as well as a new City Council. jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte voters go to the polls Nov. 3 to elect their fifth mayor in three years as well as new City Council and school board members. Early voting is underway through Saturday.

Before you cast your ballot, read Observer profiles on candidates in the various races. Find details on where to cast your ballot early here.

Find more coverage in our election guide here.

Mayor

Democrat Jennifer Roberts and Republican Edwin Peacock are battling for mayor.

At-large City Council

Democrats Julie Eiselt, Claire Fallon, Vi Lyles and James Mitchell face Republicans Pablo Carvajal, John Powell and David Rice for four at-large council seats.

City Council District seats

There also are races in Charlotte City Council Districts 2, 3, 4 and 7.

[Democrat hopes for success in one of city’s most heavily GOP districts]

[LaWana Mayfield faces rematch for a third term in District 3]

[GOP newcomer challenges Al Austin in Charlotte City Council District 2]

School board

Mecklenburg County voters also will elect three at-large members of the school board.

[Angela Ambroise says CMS should play bigger role lifting poor children]

[Janeen Bryant, former CMS teacher and now a parent, in 1st race for board]

[Larry Bumgarner won’t take salary if elected to CMS board]

[CMS candidate Elyse Dashew calls for more diverse schools, higher teacher pay]

[Ericka Ellis-Stewart, who led 2011 ballot, seeks second CMS board term]

[CMS board candidate Levester Flowers lobbies for magnets]

[Mary McCray has led CMS board through highs and lows]

[Jeremy Stephenson resists focus on diversity in CMS schools]

[CMS candidate Amelia Stinson-Wesley says she has contacts to serve a diverse county]

Commissioners’ term referendum

Voters will decide in a referendum whether to extend the terms of county commissioners from two to four years.

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