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Steele Creek Voting Guide for the 2022 General Election

Vote!(October 12, 2022) This October and November voters will participate in elections for various state and local offices and decide on three city bond issues. Election day is Tuesday, November 8, but you can vote absentee now and vote early beginning October 20.

REGISTRATION: To vote absentee or on Election Day, you must be registered by Friday, October 14. To register to vote or update your registration, click this link: https://www.ncsbe.gov/registering/how-register If you miss the deadline, you can STILL register & vote at any early voting site in Mecklenburg County.

ABSENTEE VOTING (VOTE BY MAIL): To request your absentee ballot online, click the link here: https://votebymail.ncsbe.gov/app/home. To print an absentee ballot request, click here: https://www.mecknc.gov/BOE/voter/Documents/AbsenteeBallotRequestFormweb.pdf. Any eligible voter can vote by mail no special reason required. Have a witness when you mark your ballot. Both of you must sign the envelope. Mail in your ballot ASAP to avoid slow mail delivery (at least 1 to 2 weeks before November 8) or return it to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections or to any early voting site (but not to precincts on Election Day). To get text or email alerts to confirm receipt of your ballot, click here: https://northcarolina.ballottrax.net/voter/ For more details, see https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-mail.

EARLY VOTING: Mecklenburg County residents can vote early at any of 24 One-Stop Early Voting sites daily from October 20 to November 5. If not already registered, you can register and vote during Early Voting -- or update your address or other registration information. This year, the early voting site in Steele Creek will be at the old TapHaus 49 restaurant at the corner of South Tryon Street and Carowinds Boulevard (13230 Carowinds Boulevard). See the list of sites and schedule below. For more information on early voting, see https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-early-person.

ELECTION DAY: You may vote at your precinct polling location on Election Day, November 8. Polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Click on the map below or HERE to view a printable pdf version of the map.

ELECTION DISTRICTS: Candidates are running in new districts delineated using the 2020 Census results, which were delayed due to COVID. For more information on redistricting and to view all new district maps, see New Election Districts Adopted Based on 2020 Census Results.

SAMPLE BALLOTS: Due to overlapping districts, Mecklenburg County residents will see several dozen different ballots. For almost all of Steele Creek, there are only four. All of Steele Creek is in Congressional District 14, and almost all of Steele Creek is in State House District 92 and State Senate District 39. (Precincts 78 and 200 are in State House District 88, and Precinct 200 is in State Senate District 41. Sample ballots for these precincts are not shown.) Steele Creek is split between County Commissioner Districts 2 and 6 and between School Board Districts 2 and 6. To preview your sample ballot using your address, go to http://apps.meckboe.org/addressSearch_New.aspx. To confirm your voter registration and preview your sample ballot using your name, go to https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.

The following is Page 1 of the Sample Ballot for most Steele Creek voters:

The following is Page 2 of the Sample Ballot for most Steele Creek voters:

The following are district candidates for County Commission Districts 2 and 6 and for CMS Board of Education Districts 2 and 6:

CANDIDATES FOR LOCAL DISTRICTS:

In addition to the almost two dozen national, statewide, and countywide candidates that appear on the sample ballots, voters in Steele Creek will see the following local district races:

United States Congress:

 

United States Congress District 14:

All of Steele Creek is in new Congressional District 14.

The following candidates for Congressional District 14 will appear on the ballot:

  • Jeff Jackson (D)
  • Pat Harrigan (R)
Congressional Districts 
    Click on the map to view a larger image.

North Carolina General Assembly:

After redistricting in 2022, almost all of Steele Creek is within Senate District 39 and House District 92.

North Carolina Senate District 39:

Almost all of Steele Creek is in State Senate District 39.

The following candidates for State Senate District 39 will appear on the ballot:

  • DeAndrea Salvador (D)
  • Mark Robeson (R)

North Carolina Senate District 41:

Precinct 200 is in State Senate District 41.

The following candidates for State Senate District 41 will appear on the ballot:

  • Natasha Marcus (D)
  • Bonni Leone (R)
Congressional Districts
  Click on the map to view a larger image.

 

 

North Carolina House District 92:

Almost all of Steele Creek is in State House District 92.

The following candidates for State House District 92 will appear on the ballot:

  • Terry Brown (D)
  • Mario J. Robinson, Sr. (R)

North Carolina House District 88:

Precincts 78 and 200 are in State House District 88.

The following candidates for State House District 88 will appear on the ballot:

  • Mary Belk (D)
  • Anne Marie Peacock (R)
Congressional Districts
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Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners:

Steele Creek precincts are divided between County Commissioner Districts 2 and 6.

 

County Commission District 2:

The following candidate for County Commission District 2 is unopposed:

  • Vilma D. Leake (D)

County Commission District 6:

The following candidates for County Commission District 6 will appear on the ballot:

  • Susan Rodriguez-McDowell (D)
  • Jeremy Brasch (R)

 

Congressional Districts
    Click on the map to view a larger image.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education:

Steele Creek precincts are divided between Board of Education Districts 2 and 6. The 2021 Election for Board of Education district representatives was delayed until 2022 because census results needed for redistricting were delayed. Elected School Board district representatives will serve three year terms instead of the normal four year terms. This election is non-partisan.

Board of Education District 2:

The following candidates for Board of Education District 2 will appear on the ballot:

  • Thelma Byers-Bailey
  • Juanrique Hall
  • Monty Witherspoon

Board of Education District 6:

The following candidates for Board of Education District 6 will appear on the ballot:

  • Summer Nunn
  • Sean Strain
  • Michael Watson

 

Congressional Districts
  Click on the map to view a larger image.

To view maps of districts for all of Mecklenburg County, go to https://www.mecknc.gov/BOE/candidate/Pages/DistrictMaps.aspx.

CITY OF CHARLOTTE BONDS:

Voters who live in Charlotte will see three city bond issues on the ballot:

City of Charlotte Transportation Bonds

SHALL the order authorizing $146,200,000 of bonds plus interest to provide funds to pay the capital costs of constructing, reconstructing, enlarging, extending and improving certain streets, including streets and roads constituting a part of the State highway system or otherwise the responsibility of the State and including the cost of related studies, streetscape and pedestrian improvements, relocation of utilities, plans and design; acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, widening, extending, paving, milling, resurfacing, grading or improving streets, roads, intersections, parking lots and pedestrian and bicycle paths; acquiring, constructing, reconstructing or improving sidewalks, curbs, gutters, storm drainage, bridges, overpasses, underpasses and grade crossings and providing related landscaping, lighting and traffic controls, signals and markers; and the acquisition of interests in land and rights-of-way required therefor, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds be approved?

City of Charlotte Housing Bonds

SHALL the order authorizing $50,000,000 of bonds plus interest to pay the capital costs of housing projects for the benefit of persons of low income, or moderate income, or low and moderate income, including construction of infrastructure improvements related thereto and the acquisition of land and rights-of-way required therefor, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds be approved?

City of Charlotte Neighborhood Improvements Bonds

SHALL the order authorizing $29,800,000 of bonds plus interest to provide funds to pay the capital costs of infrastructure improvements for various neighborhoods of the City, including the cost of related studies, plans and design, acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, improving, installing or providing curbs, gutters, storm drainage, sidewalks, pedestrian and bicycle paths, and relocation of utilities; paving, milling, resurfacing, grading or improving streets, roads and intersections, providing public open space, landscaping, lighting and traffic controls, signals and markers, and acquiring any necessary equipment, land, interests in land and rights-of-way therefor, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds be approved?

The Transportation Bonds cover the Congestion Mitigation Program, which will fund improvements to the Steele Creek Road/Erwin Road intersection, the Steele Creek Road/Sam Neely intersection, the Steele Creek Road/Shopton Road West intersection, and the South Tryon Street/Shopton Road West intersection.

For more information on the bonds, including lists of projects to be funded, see Vote Yes for City Bonds!

ELECTION INFORMATION:

For additional information on voter registration, absentee voting, and early voting; to view sample ballots; and to see other election information, see Mecklenburg County Board of Elections or North Carolina Board of Elections.

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