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STEELE CREEK NEWS

New Election Districts Adopted Based on 2020 Census Results

(November 11, 2021) After every census, election districts must be updated to ensure that each district has about the same population. Normally, census counts would have been released in April 2021, but these were delayed until August due to the pandemic. (See Steele Creek Population Growth Outpaces Mecklenburg County, Census Shows (August 13, 2021))

Because the Charlotte City Council and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board district boundaries could not be redistricted in time for July 2021 candidate filing, the 2021 elections for Charlotte Mayor and City Council and Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board district representatives have been delayed until 2022. Other elections scheduled for 2022 will continue as normal.

All redistricting had to be completed and reported the Board of Elections by November 17 so that the Board of Elections could update the districts for each voter and notify them of the changes before candidate filing begins in December.

The schedules on the Mecklenburg County and North Carolina Boards of Election web sites are not complete, but here are what we believe are the key dates for the 2022 elections:

Dates Event
 December 6, 2021 through
 December 17, 2021
  Candidate filing for all offices except School Board
 Tuesday, March 8, 2022   Primary for all offices except School Board
 Tuesday, April 26, 2022
 (or May 17, 2022 if a federal
 second primary is held)
 General Election for City of Charlotte (and second primary
 if needed)
 July 25, 2022 through
 August 12, 2022
 Candidate filing for Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board
 district representatives
 Tuesday, November 8, 2022  General Election for all offices except City of Charlotte

United States Congressional Districts

The North Carolina General Assembly adopted the districts for United States Congress on November 4, 2021.

In Steele Creek, Precincts 122, 229, and 243 and part of Precinct 230 are in District 13 with North Mecklenburg and McDowell, Burke, Polk, Rutherford, Cleveland, and Gaston Counties. Precincts 78, 138, 147, and 228, and part of Precinct 230 are in District 9 with most of Charlotte. The boundary splits two neighborhoods in Precinct 230. For more information see https://www.ncleg.gov/Redistricting.

North Carolina State Senate Districts  

The North Carolina General Assembly adopted the districts for the North Carolina Senate on November 4, 2021.

All Steele Creek precincts continue to be in Senate District 39. The current boundary  was revised to remove precincts in the Ballantyne area and add precincts north of the airport. (See Steele Creek Voting Guide for the 2020 General Election (September 17, 2020) for a map of the current district.)  For more information see https://www.ncleg.gov/Redistricting.

North Carolina State House Districts  

The North Carolina General Assembly adopted the districts for the North Carolina House of Representatives on November 4, 2021.

Mecklenburg County currently has 12 house districts. In the new map Mecklenburg has 13 districts. New House District 92 loses five precincts and adds one precinct. (See Steele Creek Voting Guide for the 2020 General Election (September 17, 2020) for a map of the current district.) District 92 includes four Steele Creek precincts (122, 229, 230, and 243).

Precincts 78, 138, 147, and 228 are in new District 112, along with other precincts in the South Boulevard corridor. This is the only new district in Mecklenburg County that does not have a current House representative living in it, so this district will have a new representative.
See more information at https://www.ncleg.gov/Redistricting
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Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners adopted new districts on November 3. They only moved one precinct (98) from current District 2 into District 5. Steele Creek continues to be split, with Precincts 122 and 229 in District 6 and the remaining precincts in District 2.

For more information on County Commission redistricting, see https://www.mecknc.gov/Redistricting/Pages/Home.aspx.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education adopted its new election districts (Scenario CS-2) on November 9. Currently, all of Steele Creek is in District 2, but most Steele Creek precincts are in new District 6 with Pineville and Ballantyne precincts. Precincts 78, 138, and 230 remain in District 2.

School Board members serve for four year terms. District and at-large representative elections normally alternate in odd year elections, but the non-partisan district representative elections were postponed from 2021 until November 2022. District members elected in 2022 will serve until the 2025 Election.

For more information see https://www.cms.k12.nc.us/boe/Pages/2021-Redistricting-Scenarios.aspx.

Charlotte City Council

The Charlotte City Council adopted the new City Council districts on November 8. The new map moves three precincts (Precincts 23, 24, and 81) from District 3 to District 2. The map also moves 13 other precincts to different City Council districts. That part of Steele Creek within the Charlotte city limits will continue to be entirely within District 3.

Charlotte Mayor, City Council At-Large, and City Council District representative elections were postponed from November 2021. The Primary Election is on March 8, 2022, and the General Election is on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, or May 17, 2022.

These districts are in litigation and thus are subject to change.

For more information on City Council redistricting, see!

ELECTION INFORMATION:

For additional information on elections, see Mecklenburg County Board of Elections or North Carolina Board of Elections.

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