2018 Midterm Voter Guide

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Planning on voting in the 2018 midterm elections, but don’t know where to start?

WFAE’s 2018 Midterm Voter Guide has all of the information Mecklenburg County voters need to know, including how to find your voting precinct, and break-downs of key races, voting bonds and ballot amendments.

With the election right around the corner, here’s what you need in order to prepare for polls.

Don't miss the Charlotte Talks Midterm Elections Special 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Booth Playhouse. More information and register for free here.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is making judicial appointments to the state superior court less than a week before an amendment challenging his power to do so goes before voters.

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Early voting started Oct. 17 for the 2018 midterm election in North Carolina. The general election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 6. Here’s what voters in Mecklenburg County need to know in order to prepare.

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North Carolina voters will get the chance to elect justices to the state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. North Carolinians will also be asked if they’re “for or against” six proposed amendments to the state Constitution.

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There are 12 House districts within Mecklenburg County and five Senate districts. Democrats view the midterm election as crucial to breaking the Republican supermajority in the General Assembly. Right now, Republicans have enough representatives in the General Assembly to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper if he vetoes their legislation. Democrats are trying to change that by identifying key districts throughout the state they could flip.

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North Carolinians will vote on all 13 Congressional districts in November. Here's a look at the notable Congressional races from districts in and around Mecklenburg County and who else is on the ballot.

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There are three bonds that will appear on the November ballot for residents of Charlotte that will address housing, transportation and infrastructure. Here's a look at all three.

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Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners:

Why these races are important: The Board of County Commissioners oversees funding for county programs and services. A change in leadership could impact how funds are distributed to different county entities, which includes funding for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and the operation and oversight of the Mecklenburg County Health Department.