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VOTER GUIDE: 2021 Municipal Elections

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. It's important to note, the elections for Greensboro City Council and Greensboro Mayor have been rescheduled to 2022.

NORTH CAROLINA, USA — Maybe you only think of the presidential, congressional or senate races when you think of Election Day, but municipal elections are really important too. It's your chance to vote for your leaders at the local level. They're the ones making decisions on things like development, schools, parks, transportation, and much more. 

North Carolina has more than 550 cities, towns and villages - also known as municipalities - and 461 are holding elections in November. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. It's important to note, the elections for Greensboro City Council and Greensboro Mayor have been rescheduled to 2022. 

Important Dates:  

  • November 2, 2021 -- Election Day and the deadline for civilian absentee ballot return. 

Voter Search Tool: 

Use the voter search tool to see if there's an election in your municipality and where you can vote. 

Full List of Elections: 

Click here to narrow your search by county and see which contests are happening in your municipality and when. 

Quick notes: 

  • Forsyth County: Mayoral races are happening in Clemmons, Kernersville, Lewisville, and Tobaccoville. 
  • Alamance County: Mayoral races are happening in Burlington, Alamance (the town), Elon, and Graham. 
  • Guilford County: The Greensboro Mayoral race and Greensboro City Council races have been rescheduled for 2022. Mayoral races for Jamestown, Stokesdale, Pleasant Garden, and Summerfield are happening on Tuesday, November 2. 
  • Davidson County: The Lexington Mayoral race and Lexington City Council races have been rescheduled for 2022. Mayoral races for Denton, Thomasville and Wallburg are happening on Tuesday, November 2.