In-person early voting begins for key Charlotte races

CHARLOTTE — In-person early voting started Thursday for this month’s Charlotte City Council and mayoral elections.

Ballots were already mailed for the races. State data shows as of Thursday, 250 ballots have been accepted by mail.

They’ve come from 138 Democrats, 36 Republicans, three Libertarians and 73 voters who are unaffiliated with a party.

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, July 26.

For information on where and when you can vote, click here.

Voters in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory, Mooresville and Sanford are choosing mayors, city council members, or both. Mayors Vi Lyles of Charlotte, Nancy Vaughan of Greensboro and Mitch Colvin of Fayetteville are all seeking reelection.

The elections also include runoffs in Cary, New Bern, Rocky Mount and Statesville and for school boards in Franklin and Jackson counties.

Early voting sites will close at 3 p.m. July 23. Some county election boards will open sites the weekend of July 17-18.

People who aren’t registered to vote can still sign up and vote at the early voting sites. Mail-in absentee voting is also allowed for those who are already registered.

Municipal elections are usually held in odd-numbered years, but the legislature shifted some to this year because of delays in receiving the 2020 census results needed to redraw district boundaries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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