It’s Election Day across the Charlotte region, with voters picking a new Charlotte mayor and three members of the school board, among other local races.
Precincts opened at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Voters in Charlotte are deciding between Democrat Jennifer Roberts, former county commissioners’ chairwoman, and Republican Edwin Peacock, a former council member, for mayor. They’ll also vote for City Council members.
Across Mecklenburg County, residents will vote for at-large school board members and on a referendum that would increase the commissioners’ terms from two to four years.
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North Carolina voters won’t need to bring photo identification to the polls this year. That change goes into effect for the 2016 elections.
Voting day: Charlotte polls opened at 6:30 a.m and close at 7:30 p.m.
Forecast: Expect a few morning showers and a cloudy day.
Early voting: A total of 18,005 people voted early, 23 percent fewer than early voted in 2013.
Problems: Call the Mecklenburg County elections board at 704-336-2133.