elections

What the Democratic sweep means for Mecklenburg County

For the first time in decades, the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners will be controlled by a single party. Democrats swept all 9 seats on the county...

Charlotte politics will have plenty of new faces. Incumbents fall in multiple local primary races

Charlotte’s political scene will have plenty of new faces this fall. Numerous incumbents — from a sitting Congressman to several long-serving state...

Will the millennial wave in Charlotte politics continue this year?

Last year, millennial candidates rocked Charlotte politics. Five brand new politicians under the age of 40 won seats on the City Council, unseating incumbents...

The Agenda guide to the May 2018 primary election

The big question in the North Carolina political world this year is whether there will be a blue wave big enough to give Democrats even a small semblance of...

5 Charlotte Republican candidates facing challenges at the Board of Elections

An unusual series of political battles have begun in Charlotte, weeks before the primary in what is sure to be a highly contentious election year. Local...

Is Sheriff Irwin Carmichael the last conservative Democrat in Charlotte?

When Sheriff Irwin Carmichael launched his re-election bid late last year, one of the first fundraisers he announced was a gun raffle. A $50 ticket — or...

We finally know what state House and Senate districts we’re voting in this fall

Just in time for election season, we here in Charlotte finally know what races we’re going to be voting in this fall. Our state’s political...

Mecklenburg DA race already getting interesting

The race to become Mecklenburg County’s next district attorney is already getting interesting — with the current appointed DA tapping a prominent...

Only 20 percent of Mecklenburg County votes came from people under 40

Despite making up nearly half of Mecklenburg County’s voting-age population, people under the age of 40 only cast 20 percent of the votes in...

Vi Lyles will be Charlotte’s next mayor; Democrats romp in City Council race

Charlotte’s heated local election came to an end Tuesday evening with few surprises. The vote will result in Charlotte’s first African-American...

The Agenda guide to every race in the November local election

Charlotte will soon have a new mayor — and you could play a big role in deciding who that is. Early voting is already underway in this year’s municipal...

Cast your ballot for Charlotte’s mayor. Early voting starts today

Early voting begins today for the November 7 election. For the first week, voting will only be conducted at the Hal Marshall Center in Uptown. That’s...