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Vote Local Raleigh 2024

Did you know that City Council sets policies that shape your city?

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Did you know that City Council sets policies that impact your day-to-day life? This includes policies such as resolutions on transportation, housing, services, and infrastructure. In a Council-Manager form of government, the people elect the council and mayor. Raleigh's City Council are elected officials made up of eight members. Five members are elected by residents of their district. Three seats, including the mayor, are elected at large. This means every Raleigh registered voter can vote for two at-large council members and mayor. The City Council then serves as the legislative body and appoints a city manager to oversee day-to-day operations. The city manager proposes the operating budget and implements city council policy and initiatives.

These decisions that shape Raleigh begin with YOU! Raleigh municipal elections will be held on Nov. 5 with the general election. Stay tuned to the Office of Community Engagement for chances to get involved, learn more, and details on our Summer engagement campaign!

For more information, including updating your voter registration, visit the Wake County Board of Elections webpage. For related questions, you can also email the City of Raleigh's Community Engagement team at

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