2015 Durham Voter Guide
Your city. Your vote.
We've asked candidates for Durham Mayor and City Council where they stand on key local issues like jobs, affordable housing, police accountability and public transportation – issues that impact your daily life. Now it's your chance to make your voice heard in Durham. Click below to get facts on the candidates, and get ready to vote on November 3!
About the Durham Mayor & City Council
The Durham City Council often has a more direct impact on you daily life than Congress or the President, making decisions on such important issues as affordable housing, public transportation, crime and safety, parks and community centers, future growth of the city and more.
The are a total of seven members on the City Council. Three members are elected from specific wards (or districts). Three are at-large members and the mayor are elected citywide. The terms for City Council seats are staggered, and nonpartisan elections are held every 2 years.
The City Council:
• Appoints the city manager, city attorney, city clerk and members of boards, committees and commissions
• Approves the annual budget
• Authorizes contracts on the city’s behalf
• Enacts ordinances, resolutions and orders
• Establishes general city policies
Make sure you have a voice in the city's future – #voteDurham November 3!
Election Day is Tuesday Nov. 3
(polls open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
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