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.