Elections

Days before Charlotte primary, mayoral, council candidates debate issues again

Staff reports

File photo: Six of the candidates running for mayor of Charlotte faced-off during a recent debate. Pictured are (top, left to right): moderator Steve Crump, and Democrats Michael Barnes, Dan Clodfelter, David Howard and Jennifer Roberts; (bottom, left to right): Crump and Republicans Scott Stone and Edwin Peacock.
File photo: Six of the candidates running for mayor of Charlotte faced-off during a recent debate. Pictured are (top, left to right): moderator Steve Crump, and Democrats Michael Barnes, Dan Clodfelter, David Howard and Jennifer Roberts; (bottom, left to right): Crump and Republicans Scott Stone and Edwin Peacock. Charlotte

With just a few days left until the Charlotte primary, candidates running for mayor and the city council faced off in a series of debates sponsored by the the League of Women Voters.

The debates, which were taped at WTVI, tackled a variety of issues from policing to the airport, schools and the streetcar.

Here is a look at the debates:

▪ Democratic mayoral candidates debate race, mobility

▪ Republican mayoral candidates spar over airport

▪ Democratic at-large candidates debate schools, streetcar

Early-voting for the primary continues through Saturday at nine sites across the city. More than 4,400 people have already cast ballots in the election, according to the website of the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Voter Guide

Get more information on the candidates in Charlotte’s Sept. 15 primary in our updated voter guide at www.charlotteobserver.com/election.

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