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What Matters To Charlotte Voters With One Day Until The Election

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Cole del Charco
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WFAE
The early voting site last month at the Hal Marshall Mecklenburg County Services Center.

On the last day before the midterm election, some people see the vote as a referendum on the presidency, while others are focused on job growth. For many North Carolinians, Constitutional Amendments are top of mind.

Monday, WFAE spoke with people around Charlotte to see what matters most to them as they head to the polls.

Pat MacEnulty, a professor at Johnson and Wales said she had one hope.

“I would say it’s restoring civility,” MacEnulty said.

Bobby Youngs, a 46-year-old resident of Matthews, said he’s a registered independent and normally votes based on candidates’ character. This election, he said, he’s voting for balance.

“The Republicans and our current President Donald Trump have too much power," Youngs said. "I think that this year, I’m going to vote Democratic so that there will be a little bit more of a check on that this year."

For some, like Sarah Greene, the #MeToo movement and political leaders’ treatment of women are most important.

“I really hope that we have a lot of wins for women,” Greene said. “I’m really upset lately about how women are being mistreated.”

In Uptown, Lindsey Cordova said she didn’t know too much about the six constitutional amendments, but already knew her vote for one of them.

“I’m hoping that after the election the state taxes are capped at seven [percent] and not at 10,” Cordova said, “Because that’s more money in my pocket.”