15 counties holding local elections Tuesday

Local elections held in 15 counties on July 26, 2022. Designed by Lauren Rose, North State Journal

RALEIGH — Tuesday, July 26 will see local elections in 15 counties covering mayoral races, city council races, school board races, and two runoffs for the office of sheriff. Many of the local elections were delayed due to the 2020 Census.

Six municipalities: Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory, Mooresville, and Sanford – are holding local general elections for mayor and/or city or town council.

An additional four: Cary, New Bern, Rocky Mount, Statesville – are holding runoff elections for nonpartisan races.

Two counties, Franklin and Jackson, are holding elections for their Boards of Education.

Finally, two runoffs for sheriff: the Republican nomination for sheriff in Graham County and the Democratic nomination for sheriff in Wake County will be decided Tuesday.

Most political observers have said they expect the contests to have low turnout. Early voting in the contests ended on Saturday, July 23. 

Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Voters who live in the areas holding elections can view their precinct at www.ncsbe.com.