Today is Election Day For Charlotte – Here’s What You Need To Know


Today is the official primary election day for Charlotte’s Mayor and several city council positions.

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.

To view your sample ballot click here.

PBS recently hosted a debate for the mayoral candidates;

Here’s a quick summary of candidates;

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


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.