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.
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.