STEELE CREEK NEWS
Your Vote Counts on
14, 2013) On November 5 and during Early Voting, Charlotte voters
will elect a new mayor and city council. Mecklenburg County voters
will elect district representatives to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg
School Board and vote on two education bond packages.
During the last
municipal election in 2011, voter turnout in Mecklenburg County was
only 16.23%. All Steele Creek precincts except one had a lower
turnout than the county average, and the one that exceeded it only
exceeded it by .02%. This means that only a small percentage of
Charlotte and Mecklenburg voters will decide who will lead the city
and the school system over the next few years.
YOU CAN MAKE A
DIFFERENCE! Be sure to vote on Election Day, November 5, or during
Early Voting begins
at the Hal Marshall Annex in Uptown Charlotte on October 17, and at
the Steele Creek Library (13620 Steele Creek Road) and thirteen
other sites on October 26. Early Voting continues through November
2. The following is the schedule at Steele Creek Library:
Saturday, October 26
- 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 27 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday, October 28 to November 1 - 11:00 AM to 7:00
Saturday, November 2 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Most provisions of
North Carolina's new voting law, which requires voters to show an ID
and imposes other limitations on voting opportunities, does not take
effect until after the 2013 election.
Steele Creek voters
who reside within the Charlotte city limits may vote for the Mayor
of Charlotte, four At-Large City Council members, and the District 3
City Council representative. All portions of Steele Creek within the
Charlotte city limits are in District 3. See
Steele Creek Area City Council Districts. All offices
have two-year terms.
All Steele Creek
voters can vote for the District 2 Charlotte-Mecklenburg School
Board representative. All School Board members serve four-year
terms. District representatives are up for election in 2013. The
three at-large members were elected in 2011. See
Steele Creek Area School Board Districts.
Also on the November
two education bond packages. The $290 million School Bond includes
funds to build a 20-classroom addition to Olympic High School and
renovate the school's auditorium. See
2013 School Bond Includes $8.9 Million for Olympic Improvements.
Any registered voter
from Mecklenburg County can vote at any site during Early Voting.
Voters must vote at their local precinct if they vote on Election
Day, November 5.
For more information
about the 2013 General Election in Mecklenburg County,
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections.
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