2019 Raleigh city election FAQ
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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, is Election Day for the Raleigh mayoral and city council election.
Raleighites will vote on a city council from 27 Raleigh City Council candidates. Voters will choose one mayoral candidate, two at-large candidates and for a candidate from their district.
ELECTION DAY GUIDE: A quick read on everything you need to know about going to cast your vote.
SEE A SAMPLE BALLOT and check your district on this site.
EARLY VOTING has now passed. According to early unofficial numbers from Wake County, 18,039 people voted early for the City of Raleigh and Town of Cary elections. That exceeds the number of early voters in 2017, 10,143 voters.
OUR COVERAGE, THE RALEIGHITES AGENDA: The Raleigh Convergence solicited questions through our email newsletter, website, Instagram account and in person throughout August and early September.
The questions for candidates came solely from the Raleigh community. It’s your representation, your questions.
It’s central to the mission of the Raleigh Convergence, a modern local media company, that the community drives the conversation (find our values here).
How submitted questions were used: Some similar questions were combined. Questions were edited for grammar.
The questionnaire was sent to Raleigh city council candidates on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, with a requested deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, so questionnaires could be posted in advance of early voting.
Late submissions will be accepted and updated on the site as available. If candidates decline to answer the questionnaire, that is noted. If candidates did not respond to multiple attempts to contact, the means of contact and number of attempts are noted.
HOW TO USE THE RALEIGHITES AGENDA: Click to view candidate lists by race. Read through each set of candidates and compare answers, or click through and read individual questionnaire answers.
FIND YOUR DISTRICT by searching your address at the bottom of this page or by going here.
OTHER CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRES ON OTHER SITES:
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