Election day will soon be here, and there a few things to remember before heading out to the polls on November 5.
First, the deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the day of the election, so be sure that you are registered by October 11 if you plan to vote on November 5.╩
Voter registration forms are located on line and at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections and should be received by the county board of elections office or postmarked by the deadline in order to be accepted as valid applications for the upcoming election.
Also, agency and DMV voter registration transactions that are completed by the deadline are accepted as valid for the upcoming election. Applicants will be notified by the county board of elections of their precinct and polling place assignments, or you can use the on line application to locate our polling place by searching your address.
The Mint Hill Women’s Club will sponsor a “Meet the Candidates” forum that will be held in the Assembly Hall of the new Mint Hill Town Hall on Monday, October 14 at 7 pm. This meeting is open to the public. A representative from the Mecklenburg County chapter of the League of Women Voters will moderate the forum.
The following candidates have been invited; Mayor Ted H. Biggers, running unopposed for Mint Hill Mayor, Lloyd Austin, Carl “Mikey” Ellington, Brenda McRae and Katrina (Tina) Weaver Ross, current commissioners running for reelection, along with Rich Ferretti, Harry Marsh, Richard “Fig” Newton, Dale Dalton, and Eric Random, who are hoping to have the opportunity to serve as town commissioner.
Paul Bailey, Bolyn McClung, and Doug Wrona are running for the one opening on the School Board for District 6.
The big issues during this election for the School Board will be the bond referendum, and issues of budget and its impact on teacher retention.
As Mint Hill maintains steady growth in population and business, town commissioners will continue to face tough issues on ways to manage the growth while maintaining the integrity of what makes the town special.
For information on voter registration, or to find your polling place, visit www.charmeck.org. Click on “department,” then scroll down to “Board of Elections.”