Poll: Charlotte voters overwhelmingly oppose 4-year terms for council members

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A new poll obtained by Channel 9 shows likely Charlotte voters overwhelmingly oppose four-year terms for Charlotte City council members.

Victory Enterprises conducted the automated phone poll earlier this week on behalf of Forward Charlotte, a 501(c)(4) organization formed in 2017.

The survey of 385 active registered voters found 62 percent oppose extending Charlotte City Council terms from two-years to four-years. The survey found 28 percent support the idea.

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Charlotte City Council is considering extending terms to four years but talks are preliminary and it’s unclear if council members will seek a referendum on the topic. In September, Charlotte City Council’s budget committee discussed the issue but a vote has not been scheduled.

The survey found 64 percent believe voters should be allowed to vote on the length of Charlotte City Council terms. On the topic of council pay, the poll found 61 percent of respondents are opposed to a pay raise.

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The poll found voters are split on whether the job Charlotte City Council is doing is favorable. The poll found 39 percent view their work so far as favorable and 38 percent unfavorable.

The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.99 percent.

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