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Who's Running? Voter Registration & Polling Places Early Voting

Raleigh City Council voted in closed session to ask the General Assembly to permanently move its elections to even-numbered years. Permission was granted and the City of Raleigh Municipal Election will be held the same day as the General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  North Carolina voters can also vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from October 20, 2022 through November 5, 2022.

Who's Running?

The City Council is Raleigh's governing body, consisting 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 is 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 sets City policy, enacts laws, and adopts the City budget each year. All eight seats will be on the ballot in 2022.

Mayor
Mary-Ann Baldwin (incumbent),  maryannforraleigh.com
Daquanta Michele Copeland (no website available)
Terrance Randolph Ruth, truthforraleigh.com

At-Large (2 seats)
James Bledsoe, electjamesbledsoe.com
Joshua Bradley, bradleyforraleighworkers.com
Stormie Forte (currently represents District D), stormie4raleigh.com
Anne Franklin, Annefranklinforraleigh.com
Jonathan Melton (incumbent), jonathanmelton.com
John Odom (no website available)
Portia Rochelle, Rochelleforraleigh.com 

District A
Mary Black-Branch, mary4districta.com
Whitney Hill, whitneyforraleigh.org
Catherine Lawson, catlawson.com

District B
Zainab Baloch, youngamericansprotest.org
Min Lee, leeforraleigh.com
Jakob Lorberblatt, jakobforraleigh.com
Megan Patton, pattonforraleigh.com
Jeremiah-Frank Pierce, pierce4nc.com

District C
Corey Branch (incumbent), coreybranch.com
Frank Fields, frankfieldsfordistrictc.com
Wanda Hunter, wanda4raleigh.com 

District D
Robert Baumgart, robraleigh.com
Jane Harrison, janeforraleigh.com
Joseph Kennedy, kennedyforraleigh.com
Jennifer Truman, jennifertruman.com

District E
Christina Jones, christinaforraleigh.com
David Knight (incumbent), knightforraleigh.com

Voter Registration & Polling Places

It is quick and easy to find out if you are registered to vote by filling out this NC Board of Elections form. You can also find polling places, sample ballot when available, absentee ballot information, and your voter history.

Early Voting

Early voting begins October 20, 2022, and runs through November 5, 2022. The schedule for early voting is as follows:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Early voting sites can be found on the county website

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