Early voting begins today for local municipal elections, including the Asheville City Council and mayoral races. Voters can cast their ballots at the Buncombe County Board of Elections and, starting Oct. 26, at four other locations around the area.
Here’s more information about early voting from the Buncombe County Board of Elections.
Still deciding? In this week’s print issue there’s a voter guide produced in conjunction with Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County.
Also, here’s some of Xpress’ coverage of the campaign so far:
The great divide: issues of race, justice, opportunity discussed at YWCA forum: Both mayoral and Council candidates tackled issues of lingering de facto segregation and economic opportunity at the Oct. 15 forum sponsored by the YWCA and Delta Sigma Theta.
Mayoral, City Council candidates discuss key downtown issues: At this forum, the needs of downtown, including concerns about crime and infrastructure, were the focus.
Countdown: Asheville City Council candidates field questions as election day draws near: At the Oct. 10 League of Women Voters’ forum, the five Council candidates talked the economy, crime and policing, the management of the city, and other issues.
Terms of engagement: Asheville mayoral candidates make their case: While written during the primary, this profile offers an in-depth look at the two remaining candidates for mayor of Asheville—Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer and former city risk manager John Miall.