Mayor Graphic 2019

Raleigh citizens can vote in municipal elections on Tuesday, Oct. 8. After incumbent Nancy Macfarlane announced in March that she would not be seeking reelection, six candidates have announced that they are running for mayor.

Former city council member Mary-Ann Baldwin, community activist Zainab Baloch, local attorney and businessmen Charles Francis, upright bassist George Knott, county commissioner Caroline Sullivan and procurement attorney Justin Sutton are all running for the open seat.

The Raleigh City Council at-large candidates are James Bledsoe, Jonathan Melton, Portia Rochelle, Carlie Spencer, Russ Stephenson and Nicole Stewart. There are two available seats. 

Candidates running in the district where NC State is located, District D, are Brittany Bryan, incumbent Kay Crowder, Saige Martin and April Parker.

Students can click here to find their nearest polling location as well as sample ballots. Voters cannot update their registration on Election Day and a photo ID is not required to vote. Early voting occurred from Sept. 18 to Oct. 4 and according to The News & Observer, 18,000 voters submitted ballots early.

If no candidate for mayor receives a majority of votes, a runoff election with the top two candidates will occur Nov. 5, 2019.