Yes, Virginia there is a City Council election on July 26.
Early voting for the July 26 City Council election starts at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 7 and ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. There will be no early voting on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. The early voting site in the Blue Room at the Old Guilford County Court House at 301 W. Market St. will be open week days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17.
All the other early voting sites will be open week days 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The six other early voting sites are:
- Barber Park at 1500 Barber Park Dr.
- Craft Recreation Center, 3911 Yanceyville St.
- Griffin Recreation Center, 5301 Hilltop Road
- Leonard Recreation Center 6324 Ballinger Road
- Lewis Recreation Center 3110 Forest Lawn Dr.
You can view a composite sample ballot or access your individual sample ballot by going to this site:
This is the City Council election that was originally scheduled for Nov. 2, 2021 and first postponed because the release of the US Census data needed for redistricting was delayed due to COVID. The North Carolina Supreme Court then postponed all the elections in the state until legal challenges to the redistricting for Congressional and state legislative seats could be settled.
The terms of the current mayor and City Councilmembers were extended until after the results of the July 26 election are certified.
The July 26 election is only for the Greensboro City Council, the general election for the other races on the May 17 primary will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Those voting in the election will be able to vote for mayor, three at large city council candidates, the district city council candidates for their district and yes or no on five bond referendums.
Voters in District 3 will see only one candidate for the District 3 race on the ballot, former District 3 city councilmember Zack Matheny. The second place finisher in the primary Chip Roth withdrew his name from the ballot for health reasons.
However, voters will have the opportunity to write-in the candidate of their choice.
Some commenters have been advocating a write-in candidate for Mayor. With the 2 choices on the ballot, this sounds like a good idea. However, since MOST voters will not be aware of the proposed write-in candidate, it will do nothing more than dilute the vote. Since “mandate mayor” has had years of worthless rule, the other candidate is probably the better choice.
Neither candidate is a good choice. Both say they support our police department but consistently vote to not improve the department, vote to not support the department and voted to take money away from the department. Time to vote out a council who feel they are not accountable to the citizens of Greensboro with OUR tax dollars and provide our tax dollars to failed projects to fellow councilwomen both present and former.
We need a new direction:
Chris Meadows write in for mayor, Katie Rossabi for at large, Tony Wilkins dist 5, Thurston Reeder dist 4. Vote for Katie Rossabi at large. Enough votes will allow her to be Mayor Pro Tem.
To all Republicans vote early and also like the democrats Vote Often
Pretty sure it has been more Republicans busted for cheating lately.
This may be the last chance to get rid of the majority in the City Council.
There does appear to be a lack of good quality trustworthy persons on the ballot and the citizens of this City knows that we need a complete change. WHY?
Here is hoping that two people who are aware of Chris Meadows and will vote for the write-in candidate will each tell two people, those people will tell two others and then these two will tell two more voters and without a great deal of effort enough people will vote for Chris Meadows and swing Chris Meadows, who is in a three-way race, into the mayor’s seat.
For the first time in a long time, there is hope that the residents of Greensboro can right-this-ship called the City of Greensboro.
People who vote for Nancy Vaughn will do so based on self-interest and those who vote for Justin Outling are voting against Nancy Vaughn. How about voting for the City of Greensboro, which is what voters who vote for write-in candidate, Chris Meadows, will be doing. Who can argue with that?
For those who do not understand the issue of voting for 2 or 3 people when it says you can vote for 3? If you want to change the city’s political orientation, only vote for the one person you want to be elected. Giving your votes to 1 or 2 other politicians just cancels out your vote for the person you want in office.