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What Mecklenburg County Voters Can Expect On Tuesday's Ballot

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Election Day is just around the corner for this year’s midterms. On Tuesday, North Carolina voters will find congressional, legislative and local races on their ballots – along with proposed changes to the state constitution.  

Congressional races will be at the top of the midterm ballot. In the 9th Congressional District — which stretches from Charlotte to Fayetteville — Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready are in a hotly contested race for the seat currently held by three-term Rep. Robert Pittenger, whom Harris defeated in the primary. 

Another high-profile race is in the 13th Congressional District, covering areas north of Charlotte and into the Triad. Republican Incumbent Ted Budd faces a challenge from Democrat Kathy Manning.

In North Carolina’s legislative elections, Democrats hope to take the handful of seats from Republicans in either chamber needed to break the GOP’s supermajority in the General Assembly. Republicans currently hold the power to override vetoes from Democratic governor Roy Cooper.

Mecklenburg County voters Tuesday will elect judges and county commissioners.  Three incumbent Democrats hope to keep their at-large seats on the commission, with one Republican challenger on the ballot. 

Across North Carolina, voters will see six proposed amendments to the state constitution, including a photo ID requirement for future elections.

The state Board of Elections reported Sunday that more than 2,038,810 North Carolinians participated in early voting for the midterms — up 74 percent from 2014. Polls across the state will be open Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.