As of the end of day Saturday, 12,341 votes have been cast during early voting in the Greensboro municipal election which will decide the winners in the mayoral race as well as every single council seat in the city. Early voting for the election, which falls on Tuesday, July 26, ran from July 7-23.
According to data collected by the county’s election office, of the 12,341 votes that have been cast already, about 56 percent of voters are registered Democrats, 23 percent are unaffiliated and 20 percent are registered Republicans. In terms of racial demographics, 63 percent are white and 33 percent are Black. Females have so far outvoted males during the early voting period at 58 percent compared to 41 percent for male voters.
Lewis Recreation Center and Leonard Recreation Center got the most early voters.
Compared to the last municipal election, which took place in 2017, the numbers this year suggest a strong voter turnout.
In 2017, for the at-large city council race, 11,971 voters cast their votes during the early voting period. In the end, 44,291 total votes were cast for the 2017 election which took place on November 7.
Despite many city officials concerned that this year’s election would have a low turnout because of its unique summer date, the early voting data shows that citizens have been engaged despite the change.
And that may be due to a strong mayoral race between incumbent Mayor Nancy Vaughan and opponent Justin Outling, who currently represents District 3. Voters will also get to decide on five bond referenda on the ballot this year.
To learn more about who’s on the ballot and about the bonds, check out our 2022 Greensboro Municipal Election Guide.
General Election Day for the Greensboro elections takes place on July 26. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and voters must vote at their assigned polling place. To find your specific polling place, fill in your information on the state’s voter lookup here.
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