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STEELE CREEK NEWS

Primary Early Voting Begins April 27 at Old Hollywood Video

Vote!(April 14, 2018) Early Voting for the 2018 Primary and General Elections is returning to the old Hollywood Video store in York Ridge Shopping Center at the corner of S Tryon Street and Moss Road (1130 S Tryon Street). This site can accommodate up to 24 voting machines, almost three times the number that can fit in the Steele Creek Library Community Room, which was used for the 2017 municipal Primary and General Election.

The deadline to register to vote on Primary Day, May 8 was Friday, April, 13, but voters can register and vote during One-Stop Early Voting beginning Thursday, April 19 at the Hal Marshall Center and at 15 additional sites beginning April 27. Voters must vote at their regular precinct polling location on May 8, but Mecklenburg County voters can vote at any early voting site in the county. See Mecklenburg County Primary Election May 8, 2018 One Stop Early Voting for the complete schedule and locations. The schedule for the Steele Creek site is as follows:

Friday, April 27 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 28 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 29 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday, April 30 to May 4 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 5 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Democratic voters in Steele Creek will see primaries in the following races:

  • United States Congress District 12
  • Mecklenburg County (District 37) District Attorney
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff
  • Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners At-Large
  • Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 2

Republican voters in Steele Creek will see primaries in the following races:

  • United State Congress District 12
  • North Carolina House of Representatives District 88

Congressional DistrictsUnited States Congress District 12:

All of Steele Creek is in Congressional District 12.

The following candidates will appear on the Democratic Primary ballot:

  • Alma Adams (Incumbent)
  • Gabe Ortiz
  • Patrick Register
  • Keith Young

The following candidates will appear on the Republican Primary ballot:

  • Paul Bonham
  • Carl Persson
  • Paul Wright

Mecklenburg County District Attorney (District 37):

The following candidates will appear on the Democratic Primary ballot:

  • Spencer Merriweather (Incumbent)
  • Toussaint C. Romain

There is no Republican candidate for District Attorney, so the Primary winner will be unopposed in the November General Election.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff:

The following candidates will appear on the Democratic Primary ballot:

  • Irwin Carmichael (Incumbent)
  • Antoine M. Easley
  • Gary L. McFadden

There is no Republican candidate for Mecklenburg County Sheriff, so the Primary winner will be unopposed in the November General Election.

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners At-Large (three seats):

The following candidates for Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners At-Large will appear on the Democratic Primary ballot:

  • Patricia (Pat) Cotham
  • Gerenda David
  • Trevor M. Fuller
  • Jamie Hildreth
  • Tigress Sydney Acute McDaniel
  • Ray McKinnon
  • Ella Scarborough

The following Republican candidate for Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners At-Large will not have a Primary and will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot:

  • Jeremy Brasch

State Senate DistrictsMecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 2

The following candidates for Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 2 will appear on the Democratic Primary ballot:

  • Angela G. Edwards
  • Vilma Leake (Incumbent)

There is no Republican candidate in District 2, so the Primary winner will be unopposed in the November General Election.

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 6

There is one Democratic candidate and one Republican candidate who will face each other in the November 6 General Election.

Democratic candidate:

  • Susan Rodriguez McDowell

Republican candidate:

  • Bill James (Incumbent)

North Carolina General Assembly:

Steele Creek includes portions of two State House Districts and two State Senate Districts, but only one race will appear on the primary ballot.

The following candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 88 will appear on the Republican Primary ballot:

  • Benton Blaine
  • Ty Turner

The following Democratic candidate for North Carolina House of Representatives District 88 will not have a Primary and will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot:

  • Mary G. Belk (Incumbent)

The following candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 92 will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot:

Democratic candidate:

  • Chaz Beasley (Incumbent)

Republican Candidate:

  • Deborah Ware

The following candidates for North Carolina Senate District 37 will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot:

Democratic candidate:

  • Jeff Jackson (Incumbent)

Republican Candidate:

  • Nora Trotman

The following candidates for North Carolina Senate District 41 will appear on the November 6 General Election ballot:

Democratic candidate:

  • Natasha Marcus

Republican Candidate:

  • Jeff Tarte (Incumbent)

For more information on the North Carolina General Assembly election, see General Assembly Districts Will Change for the 2018 Election.

Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court

There is one Democratic candidate and no Republican candidates for Mecklenburg County Clerk of Superior Court:

  • Elisa Chinn Gary

Election Information

For a listing of all candidates for the 2018 election who filed with the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections with their contact information, see 2018 Candidate Listing. For a list of candidates who filed in Raleigh (including US Congress and District Attorney) see North Carolina State Board of Elections List.

Absentee ballots (By Mail) currently are available. Use this link to download a State Absentee Ballot Request Form.

For information on voter registration, to view a sample ballot, and to see other election information, see Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.

The November ballot also will include various judicial offices. However, there will be no primary. Candidates will be known after the filing period in June.

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