In last week’s election, Asheville City Council member Robin Cape received 4,478 write-in votes, according to figures from the Board of Elections. While Cape’s bid for a second term was serious, many of the other write-in votes were not (Squirt the Wonder Clam, really?).
Twitter kept the news flowing as election day wore on and then as voting returns started coming in. It was an interesting collaboration among journalists, voters and bloggers. Here’s a slightly distilled version of are #avlelect tweets as they came through Xpress’ moderated feed.
According to a full but unofficial tally by Buncombe Election Services, 61 percent of Swannanoa voters have said no to incorporation
Once again, we bring you the news as it was reported via Twitter. This time, there are two reporters, one an Xpress staffer, the other a representative from the Asheville Chamber.
One-stop voting for the Buncombe County municipal elections began today and runs through Oct. 31.
Ryan Croft, who placed seventh in the Asheville City Council primary last week, will appear on the general ballot in November, the Board of Elections reported today.
Xpress reporter Brian Postelle covered via Twitter tonight’s forum for Asheville City Council candidates. These are his tweets:
Good turnout at Kenilworth forum. First post-primary forum. 7:09 pm …
Newcomers Bothwell, Smith and Manheimer lead the pack in the City Council Primary, voter turnout lags.
Xpressville Tweets tagged with #avlelect, as they appeared on mountainx.com’s moderated feed : fobes:RT @asheville: AVL city primary turnout at record low: A yr after soaring amid excitement of a presidential.. http://bit.ly/3voMFE Oct. 8, 8:39 am fobes:RT @ashevilleallie: for those in asheville who were disappointed from the low turnout yesterday: bit.ly/UlW1n Oct. 7, 12:53 pm […]
Bellamy, Edwards advance in mayor’s race; top six in Council contest are Bothwell, Smith, Manheimer, Miller, Mumpower and Jackson
189 College St. location open until 1 p.m. on Oct. 3.
Here we go: Three mayoral candidates and nine Council candidates are on the ballot heading into the primaries. Early voting for Asheville's municipal election began on Sept. 17 and runs through Oct. 3, followed by the big day at the polls on Oct. 6. This year's campaign season has already seen some shakeups since filing […]
Get There Asheville surveys candidates, hosts forum tonight (Thursday)
One-stop voting for the Asheville primary election started today, and voters can register and vote at the same time.
This September 2009 document created by the Buncombe County Board of Elections is a reminder for candidates and media representatives of the 2009 election schedule, as well as some basic rules regarding the election. The document also contains a sample ballot. Click here to download a PDF of the document.
In a Facebook message this weekend, photographer Jenny Bowen announced she is abandoning her bid for Asheville City Council.
Council confirms its direction for the W.C. Reid Center
Can Asheville give preference on stimulus projects to local contractors?
Early voting and hazardous waste transportation stand out in this week’s agenda.
Less than three months after announcing she would not run for reelection, incumbent Robin Cape announced today that she will make a bid as a write-in candidate for Asheville City Council.
The filing period for Asheville's municipal elections ended July 17, and there's no shortage of candidates. Ten candidates are running for City Council and four for mayor. The Oct. 6 primary will narrow the field to two mayoral aspirants and six Council hopefuls. The Nov. 3 general election will determine who ultimately occupies the three […]