Early Voting Starts Today For Charlotte’s Mayor/City Council – Here’s What You Need To Know


Election season is back in Charlotte.

Early voting starts today for Charlotte’s primary election for Mayor and city council positions at Uptown’s Hal Marshall site (618 N. College St.) from 8am-5pm. Additional sites will open for early voting starting on September 5th. To see all the sites and their hours click here.

There are several candidates in both the Democrat and Republican mayoral primaries, as well as Democratic council primaries for seats in Districts 1, 2, 4, and 5, plus at-large city council seats.

For a full list of all candidates on the ballot click here.

Here’s a quick summary of Charlotte’s mayoral candidate;

Candiate Party Website More toll lanes? More affordable housing?
Joel Ford Democrat JoelFordForMayor.com no yes
Constance Partee Johnson Democrat johnsonformayor.us yes yes
Lucille Puckett Democrat n/a no yes
Jennifer Roberts Democrat jenniferrobertsformayor.com no yes
Kimberley Paige Barnette Republican n/a yes yes
Gary Mitchell Dunn Republican n/a no no
Kenny Smith Republican electkennysmith.com no yes


This past week a debate was hosted by PBS and will air this coming Tuesday evening (August 29th) at 8 and 11pm.

PBS will post a link to the debate online after it airs on their website here.

Early voting will run from August 24th – September 8th.

Primary election day will be September 12, with polls open from 6:30am to 7:30pm.

For more information about the upcoming primary election click here.