Peacemaker Staff Reports | 9/20/2013, 11:14 a.m.
The League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad has produced
a voter guide for the 2013 Greensboro Municipal Election. The
league is a nonpartisan political organization which
“encourages the informed and active participation of citizens
in government by influencing public policy through education
and advocacy.” This Voter Guide is packed with information
about the candidates for Mayor of Greensboro and the
candidates for Greensboro City Council. We encourage you to
get a Voter Guide or visit the League’s Web site:
Greensboro’s municipal elections are nonpartisan. Due to a
plethora of candidates vying for elected office, there will be
a Primary Election to narrow the field on October 8 with the
General Election to follow on November 5 to determine the
It is important for you, the voters of Greensboro, to learn
more about the candidates who want to serve as your
representatives in city government. The League has also
provided a schedule of Candidate Forums sponsored by various
civic organizations across the city. The Carolina Peacemaker
encourages all voters to attend at least one forum in order to
be more informed about the candidates’ positions on various
issues affecting our community.
Upcoming forums are as follows:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Thursday, October 3, 6-8 p.m. UNCG Campus, Alumni House,
Virginia Dare Room – Greensboro Municipal Candidate Forum.
The Greensboro Neighborhood Congress is Hosting 3 Forums:
Thursday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Central
Library – Nussbaum Room – At-Large Candidates.
Monday, October 14, 6:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the
West Market Street United Methodist Church – Mayoral
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Central
Library – Nussbaum Room – Greensboro City Council District
Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m. - Temple Emanuel; 1129 Jefferson
Road – Mayor and City Council District 4 Candidates.
Greensboro Economic Partnership
Wednesday, October 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Candidate Meet &
Mingle at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering;
2907 East Lee Street; Greensboro.
Early voting for the Greensboro Municipal Primary Election
begins this Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, October 5.
For both the Primary and General Elections, voters may select
one candidate for mayor, up to three candidates for At-Large
City Council seats and one candidate to represent the district
where the voter resides.
Two early voting sites will be open during the October 8
Sept 19 & 20, Sept 23-27, and Sept 30- Oct. 4: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct. 5 (Absentee Office Only): 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. T
- Old Courthouse – Absentee Office; 310 W. Market Street (1st
- Elections Office - 325 E. Russell Avenue (1st Floor); High
Voters will NOT be required to show an ID to vote until 2016.
Students and military personnel can register to vote utilizing
their campus address or the address of their military base.
If a person has a disability or is in need of assistance when
voting, a family member or anyone of their choice (not an
employer or union rep) may assist with the process.
Voters may carry a list of their candidate choices into the
To Register to Vote in North Carolina, a Person Must Be:
• A United States citizen
• At least 18 or will be at the time of the General Election.
If you are 17 now and will be 18 on November 5, you can vote
for at least 30 days before the election.
• A resident of North Carolina in the county precinct where
you want to vote for at least 30 days before the election.
• A prospective voter cannot be a convicted felon still in
custody, on probation, or on parole. If a former convict has
served all parts of a sentence, he or she can register like
any other citizen.
Remember, learn about the people running for public office
then go vote. Your life and future livelihood really depends