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Steele Creek Voting Guide for the 2020 General Election

Vote!(September 17, 2020) This fall voters will participate in elections for various state and local offices and decide on three city bond issues. Election day is Tuesday, November 3, but you can vote absentee now and vote early beginning October 15.

REGISTRATION: To vote absentee or on Election Day, you must be registered by Friday, October 9. 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 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. By voting by mail, you will shorten lines for those who prefer to vote in person and avoid personal interaction. 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 3) 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 33 One-Stop Early Voting sites daily from October 15 to October 31. If not already registered, you can register and vote during Early Voting. This year, early voting sites in Steele Creek will be at Olympic High School and Southwest Middle School. 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 3. Polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, some polling locations used in the past may not be suitable for safe voting this year and are subject to change. Click on the map below or HERE to view a printable pdf version of the map.

SAMPLE BALLOTS: Due to overlapping districts, Mecklenburg County residents will see over six dozen different ballots. For almost all of Steele Creek, there are only two. All of Steele Creek is in Congressional District 12, and almost all of Steele Creek is in State House District 92 and State Senate District 39. (Precincts 78 and 147 are in State House District 88, and Precinct 200 is in State Senate District 38. Sample ballots for these precincts are not shown.) Steele Creek is split between County Commissioner 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 Steele Creek voters:

The following is Page 2 of the Sample Ballot for Steele Creek residents living in County Commissioner District 2:

The following is Page 2 of the Sample Ballot for Steele Creek residents living in County Commissioner District 6:

CANDIDATES:

In addition to the over three 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 District 12:

All of Steele Creek is in Congressional District 12.

The following candidate is unopposed on the ballot:

  • Alma Adams (D-Incumbent)
Congressional Districts

North Carolina General Assembly:

After redistricting in 2019, almost all of Steele Creek is within Senate District 39 and House District 92. After redistricting, the districts represented by Jeff Jackson (District 37) and Natasha Marcus (41) no longer contain any Steele Creek precincts. Current Representative Chaz Beasley of House District 92 is not a candidate for the North Carolina House in 2020.

Click on the map below or HERE to view a printable pdf version of the map of State Senate District 39.

Almost all of Steele Creek is in Senate District 39. The following candidates for North Carolina Senate District 39 will appear on the ballot:

  • DeAndrea Salvador (D)
  • Joshua Niday (R)

Precinct 200 (Berryhill Baptist Church) is in Senate District 38. The following candidates for North Carolina Senate District 38 will appear on the ballot:

  • Mujtaba Mohammed (D-Incumbent)
  • Jack Brosch (R)

Click on the map below or HERE to view a printable pdf version of the map of State House District 92.

Almost all of Steele Creek is in House District 92. The following candidates for North Carolina House of Representatives District 92 will appear on the ballot:

  • Terry Brown (D)
  • Jerry Munden (R)

Precincts 78 (Aldersgate United Methodist Church) and 147 (E E Waddell Language Academy) are in House District 88. The following candidates for North Carolina House District 98 will appear on the ballot:

  • Mary Belk (D-Incumbent)
  • David Tondreau (R)

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

The following candidates for Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners At-Large are unopposed on the ballot:

  • Leigh Altman (D)
  • Patricia (Pat) Cotham (D-Incumbent)
  • Ella Scarborough (D-Incumbent)

State Senate DistrictsMecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 2

The following candidate for Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 2 is unopposed on the ballot:

  • Vilma Leake (D-Incumbent)

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 6

The following candidates for Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners District 6 will appear on the ballot:.

  • Susan Rodriguez McDowell (D-Incumbent)
  • Joel Levy (R)

 

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 $102,732,000 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 land and rights-of-way in land 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 $44,500,000 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 Neighborhood Improvements Bonds finance the Comprehensive Neighborhood Improvement Program (CNIP), which includes several projects in Steele Creek, including improvements to Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Brown-Grier Road, and the South Tryon Street/Sandy Porter Road intersection, as well as adding a multi-use path along Westinghouse Boulevard. For more information on Steele Creek CNIP projects, see Whitehall/Ayrsley CNIP 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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