Voters in many towns and cities around North Carolina go to the polls on Oct. 8. Here’s what you need to know before you cast your vote in Durham.
Who’s running in Durham
Voters will see candidates for three at-large City Council seats in the municipal primary election. These at-large seats are elected by everyone within the city. The term for the at-large seats are for four years.
Durham City Council at-large candidates (three seats)
▪ Charlitta Burruss
▪ Javiera Caballero (incumbent), www.javieracaballeroparadurham.com
▪ Ricardo Correa, www.ricardocorreafordurham.com
▪ Joshua Gunn, www.JGunnForDurham.com
▪ Jillian Johnson (incumbent), www.jillianfordurham.com
▪ Daniel Meier, www.meierfordurham.com
▪ Victoria Peterson, www.votevictoriapeterson.com
▪ Charlie Reece (incumbent), www.charliefordurham.com
▪ John Tarantino
▪ Jacqueline Wagstaff
The top six finishers will advance to the municipal general election Nov. 5, along with the two candidates for mayor and affordable housing bond. Get details about each candidate at bit.ly/DurhamCandidates2019.
Durham Mayoral candidates
▪ Steve Schewel (incumbent), www.stevefordurham.com
▪ Sylvester Williams, www.facebook.com/groups/103209079781459
Some voters in Durham County will vote for candidates running in Chapel Hill and Morrisville. You can find the Chapel Hill Town Council candidates at bit.ly/ChapelHillCandidates2019 and other Wake County town and city candidates at bit.ly/WakeCountyLocalCandidates. Candidates in all races around North Carolina are listed at ncbse.gov.
$95 million affordable housing bond
Durham city leaders have proposed the bond to help the Durham Housing Authority redevelop several of its downtown properties into mixed-income neighborhoods. The DHA will maintain a minimum of 447 units reserved for residents making less than 30% of the area median income (AMI). The neighborhoods will have additional units for residents making less than 60% of AMI and some market-rate units.
Where and when to vote in Durham
Durham’s municipal primary election is Oct. 8, 2019, and early voting runs Sept. 18-Oct. 4.
The deadline to register to vote for the municipal elections has passed, but voters can update their registration during early voting.
People will not be able to update their registration on Oct. 8. A photo ID is not required to vote in the 2019 elections.
There are four early voting locations for the Durham primary municipal elections
▪ Criminal Justice Resources Center, 326 E Main Street, Durham
▪ South Regional Library, 4505 South Alston Ave., Durham
▪ North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd., Durham
▪ NCCU Turner Law Building, 640 Nelson St., Durham
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