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Vote Local 2024: Our Community, Our City, Your Vote!

City Council sets policies that shape Raleigh

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The decisions that shape Raleigh begin with YOU!  In a council-manager form of government, the people elect the council and mayor. The City Council then sets policies that impact your day-to-day life. This includes policies such as resolutions on transportation, housing, services, and infrastructure.

The City Council consists of eight members who are elected for two-year terms. Three of the members, including the mayor, are elected at large (this means they represent the entire city). Each of the other members are elected to represent one of five districts: A, B, C, D, and E. Each district covers a geographic region of the City. The City Council then serves as the legislative body and appoints a city manager to oversee day-to-day operations. The city manager then proposes the operating budget and implements city council policy and initiatives.

Who's Running?

All eight City Council seats will be on the ballot in 2024. Stay tuned for more info on candidates.

Voter Registration and Polling Places

It is quick and easy to update your voter registration, find your polling place, or find details on early voting. For all of this and more, visit the Wake County Board of Elections.

New Voter Photo ID Requirement

North Carolina now requires photo ID for voting. Most voters will simply show their driver’s license. But there are many other acceptable photo IDs. If a voter does not have an acceptable photo ID, they can get one for free from their county board of elections. Learn more at Get a Free Voter Photo ID. Voters can also get a free ID card from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV). Find more information under “No-Fee ID Cards” at State IDs | NCDMV.

How to Learn More

Not sure why local elections matter? Residents can learn more using the My Local Government videos. Created in 2022 by the Office of Community Engagement, staff recorded these sessions with the intention of sharing and educating Raleigh residents on some of the basic functions of local government. Whether you are new to Raleigh, or a Raleigh native, we invite you to watch this short series and share with your community.

Want to Stay Engaged?

We’re excited to be partnering with Power the Vote NC, the Wake County League of Women Voters, and other organizations for Vote Local 2024. Stay tuned to the Office of Community Engagement for chances to get involved, updated educational material, and events near you!

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