elections

James “Smuggie” Mitchell’s complicated road back to political office

James “Smuggie” Mitchell says he has unfinished business as a public servant, but the road leading back to Charlotte City Council is paved with...

Restoring faith in N.C. elections

Fraud isn’t rampant in our elections, but it also isn’t mere myth. It’s there, threatening some small-scale contests in places flung far from busy...

Charlotte’s big transit vote could get pushed to 2022

The latest kink in Charlotte’s plan to fund an ambitious transit network is that the proposal might not even make it onto the ballot this year because of...

Voter’s guide: South Charlotte heading back to vote in Congressional election re-do

If you live in south Charlotte, it’s already time to head back to the polls. Early voting begins Wednesday, April 24 in the special election to choose...

North Carolina has ordered a new election in a Charlotte congressional race. Here’s what you need to know

Get ready, Charlotte: We’re headed for a special election. In an exceedingly rare turn of events, the candidate who took the most votes in the 9th...

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...