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Voter’s guide: Here’s what you need to know for voting in Mecklenburg County

Five things you need to know to vote in November

The 2018 mid-term election will include federal, state and local offices, along with six amendments the legislature wants on the ballot. Here's what you need to know to vote.
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The 2018 mid-term election will include federal, state and local offices, along with six amendments the legislature wants on the ballot. Here's what you need to know to vote.

Surprised to look up and see the midterm elections are only a few days away?

The election is Tuesday. If you haven’t researched the candidates, the issues and the amendments on the ballot, we’ve got all the information you need to make an informed decision.

There isn’t a presidential race or a statewide contest like governor on the ballot this year in North Carolina, but voters still have plenty of big decisions. Top items include congressional and judicial elections, Charlotte affordable housing bonds and county commissioner races.

With two hotly contested congressional seats in the region, local choices will play a role in which political party controls the U.S. House. County commissioners chosen in November will set local residents’ property taxes next year. And six amendments could permanently alter the state’s constitution.

The NC legislature is placing six constitutional amendments on the fall ballot. Here's a look at what North Carolinians will be voting on.

Here’s what you need to know about voting in Mecklenburg County, who’s on the ballot and what the races mean:

9th Congressional District: Harris v. McCready

Mark Harris and Dan McCready debated on WBTV to have a seat in the 9th District which stretches from southeast Charlotte to Fayettevile.

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13th Congressional District: Budd v. Manning

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Other local congressional races

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NC General Assembly races

Senate District 41: Tarte v. Marcus

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House District 98: Bradford v. Clark

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House District 103: Brawley v. Hunt

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House District 104: Dulin v. Lofton

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House District 105: Stone v. Harris

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Mecklenburg County commissioners

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City bonds

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NC Supreme Court

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NC Court of Appeals

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Constitutional amendments

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