At the end of the mayoral primary on Tuesday night, about 9 percent of Asheville’s registered voters decided that Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer and former City Risk Management Director John Miall will be the two candidates who will continue to vie for the mayor’s office.
Today, voters in the City of Asheville cast their ballots to decide which two candidates will continue onward in the journey to become Asheville’s next mayor. These are the tweets, photos and quotes from throughout the day and night of the mayoral primary. Use the hashtag #avlelect to become part of the story. This post will be updated throughout the evening. (Photo courtesy of Instagram user Wes Wehking)
An hour before the sun is expected to rise over the mountains in Asheville, N.C., the polls will open at 6:30 a.m. for city voters to cast their ballots in the mayoral primary today, Tuesday, Oct. 8. Polling sites will remain open until 7:30 p.m. (Photo by Max Cooper)
This year, there is no primary for the Asheville City Council races due to a low number of candidates, an occurrence so unusual even the Buncombe County Board of Elections doesn’t know the last time it happened. Since 1981, there’s been a primary in every Council election.
Throughout election day and night, Xpress reporter Caitlin Byrd aggregated tweets and photos using Storify. The emotional tweets, election projections, neat Instagram photos, and more can be found here. (photo by Caitlin Byrd)
There’s a slew of candidates (and a very controversial constitutional amendment) on the ballot. Here’s Xpress’ guide to today’s elections, including candidate questionnaires and an analysis of Amendment One.
In this edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local news podcast, reporters Jake Frankel and David Forbes examine the results of the primary race for Asheville City Council.
On a rainy primary Tuesday, Asheville voters came out in record low numbers, giving candidates Marc Hunt, Chris Pelly, and Lael Gray the highest number of votes and eliminating candidates Tim Peck and TJ Thomasson from the race.