2015 Charlotte Voter Guide
Your city. Your vote.
We've asked candidates for Charlotte Mayor and City Council where they stand on key local issues like jobs, affordable housing, police accountability and public transportation – issues that impact your daily life. Now it's your chance to make your voice heard in Charlotte. Click below to get facts on the candidates, and get ready to vote on November 3!
About the Charlotte Mayor & City Council
The Charlotte City Council often has a more direct impact on your daily life than Congress or the President, making decisions on such important issues as affordable housing, public transportation, crime and safety, parks and community centers, future growth of the city and more.
Charlotte has a council-manager form of government with a mayor and 11 councilmembers elected every two years in November, and a professional city manager to run the day-to-day operations. The mayor and four councilmembers are elected at-large by a city-wide vote. Seven council members are elected from districts by voters who reside in each district.
Together the mayor and City Council members are responsible for establishing the general policies under which the city operates. These include:
• Appointing the city manager, city attorney, city clerk and members of various boards and commissions enacting ordinances, resolutions and orders
• Reviewing the annual budget, setting the tax rate and approving the financing of all city operations
• Authorizing contracts on behalf of the city.
Make sure you have a voice in the city's future – #voteCharlotte November 3!
Election Day is Tuesday Nov. 3
(polls open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
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