2021 Burlington Voter Guide

Burlington voters: make your voice heard in this year’s election for mayor and city council!

About the 2021 Burlington Election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Polls will be open Nov. 2 from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Find your Election Day polling place

Early voting runs Oct. 14 – Oct. 30. Find early voting sites

Learn about using same-day voter registration during early voting.

Questions about Burlington’s election? Contact the Alamance County Board of Elections at 336-570-6755 or contact the Guilford County Board of Elections at 336-641-3836.

Candidates for Burlington Mayor (you may vote for one)

Ian Baltutis

Background: Mayor Ian Baltutis, elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2017 and 2019, is a 2008 Business Entrepreneurship graduate of Elon University. He works as an inventor and entrepreneur focusing on manufacturing as well as downtown and community revitalization.

What are your top priorities if elected?
Affordable Housing – Ensuring housing options meet the needs of residents at all income levels. Economic Prosperity – Building a city that invests in the jobs of the future. Equity of Opportunity – Inclusion that enables all people to succeed.

How will you use your leadership and elected position to ensure community transparency and accountability for the Police Department?
Over the past 6 years we have made visionary investments in training, technology, and community relations that has elevated our police department to one of the best in the nation. I commit to maintaining this push for best in class public safety.

What policies should the city pursue to improve the affordability of housing?
Our city must become an active financial partner in affordable housing development including building new mixed income communities, expanding the number of rent subsidized units, and incentivizing the private sector to build quality housing.

Website: Baltutis4Burlington.com

Jim Butler

no response from candidate

Website: facebook.com/JimButlerForMayor

Candidates for Burlington City Council (you may vote for two)

Dejuana Warren Bigelow

Background: I was born and raised in East Burlington. I had a small business, but currently work for Cone Health Medical Group. I am active in the community, working to reduce violence, encourage civic pride, and support children and working families.

What are your top priorities if elected?
I will work to bring affordable housing to Burlington so everyone has a place to call home. Also, I will work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate in and benefit from Burlington’s economic growth.

How will you use your leadership and elected position to ensure community transparency and accountability for the Police Department?
As co-chair of the Community Police Advisory Team, I have gained insight in how community policing can be most effective. As a Council member, I will continue to communicate with the Police to ensure transparency, accountability, and public safety.

What policies should the city pursue to improve the affordability of housing?
I think we should explore the policies that have worked in similar cities, for instance income-based rental housing and land trusts. We should also provide opportunities for minority contractors to build affordable homes in Burlington.

Website: BigelowForBurlington.com

Bob Byrd

Background: 40 years of proven leadership in Alamance County. Alamance County Commissioner 2014-18. 35 years on the senior executive team at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Extensive community service with numerous local, regional, and state organizations.

What are your top priorities if elected?
Attract more high-paying, career-type jobs while protecting the environment – it will strengthen our economy and resiliency as a community. Implement the recommendations of “Destination Burlington,” the city’s comprehensive plan to benefit everyone.

How will you use your leadership and elected position to ensure community transparency and accountability for the Police Department?
I will support the new Community Police Advisory team; racial equity, trauma-informed law enforcement, and crisis intervention training; evidence-based community policing and crime prevention efforts; and meeting national accreditation standards.

What policies should the city pursue to improve the affordability of housing?
More jobs with living wages; work with Community Housing Development Organizations, Habitat for Humanity, Community Land Trusts; expand Burl. Housing Authority units; incentivize apt. developers to add affordable units; repurpose abandoned buildings.

Website: BobByrd.us

Harold Owen

no response from candidate

Website: facebook.com/HaroldTOwen

Ronnie Wall

no response from candidate

Website: facebook.com/ronniekwall

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Questions about Burlington’s election?

Contact the Alamance County Board of Elections at 336-570-6755 or
contact the Guilford County Board of Elections at 336-641-3836