Charlotte runoffs, other local elections today

LGBT group's endorsee faces runoff in District 2

by Matt Comer  Editor  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: October 8, 2013 in News

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Voters in two City Council districts in Charlotte will be able to head back to the polls today to choose their party’s nominee. Voters in other cities across the state will also hold their municipal elections or primaries today.

MeckPAC endorsee Al Austin faces the Rev. Brenda Stevenson in their District 2 primary runoff today.

MeckPAC endorsee Al Austin faces the Rev. Brenda Stevenson in their District 2 primary runoff today.

In Charlotte, Council Districts 2 and 4 will hold Democratic primary runoffs.

In District 2, Al Austin and the Rev. Brenda Stevenson were the top two voter-getters in September’s first primary. Austin was endorsed by the Mecklenburg LGBT Political Action Committee (MeckPAC). The winner today will face Republican Darryl Broome in November’s general election.

In District 4, challengers Gregg Phipps faces Wil Russell. Neither received a MeckPAC endorsement. The winner will face independent Michael Zytkow in November.

Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. tonight. Since both Charlotte runoffs are for Democratic primaries, only those voters who are registered as Democrats or unaffiliated voters who voted in the September Democratic primary will be allowed to vote today. For more information on the Charlotte runoff, visit the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections website.

Voters in Raleigh will choose their next Council and mayor today. Other elections are scheduled in Monroe, Morganton, Shelby and Statesville. Durham, Greensboro and Hickory will hold primary elections.

To look up your voter registration information, including your polling location, visit the State Board of Elections.