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AAC-MCDP GUIDE TO VOTER EDUCATION Know Your Local for 2021!


TABLE OF CONTENTS A Note from the President…………………………………………………………………………………………………Page 3 Party Structures for NC and Mecklenburg County………………………………………………………………Pages 4-14 Various Types of Elections……………………………………………………………..................................................Page 15 County Board of Commissioners……………………………………………………………………………………….Pages 17-18 More County Elected Offices…………………………………………………………..................................................Pages 19-20 Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board…………………………………………………...........................................Pages 21-22 North Carolina Supreme Court………………………………………………………………………………………….Page 23 North Carolina Court of Appeals……………………………………………………………………………………….Pages 24-25 North Carolina Superior Court………………………………………………………………………………………….Page 26-27 North Carolina District Court……………………………………………………………………………………………Page 28-29 North Carolina Voting Rights……………………………………………………………………………………………Page 30 North Carolina Federal Court……………………………………………………………………………………………Page 31 Charlotte City Council…………………………………………………………………....................................................Page 33-34 Cornelius Board of Commissioners……………………………………………………...........................................Page 35 Davidson Board of Commissioners……………………………………………………............................................Page 36 Huntersville Board of Commissioners………………………………………………….........................................Page 37 Matthews Board of Commissioners……………………………………………………...........................................Page 38 Mint Hill Board of Commissioners……………………………………………………………………………………..Page 39 Pineville Board of Commissioners……………………………………………………………………………………..Page 40 Stallings Board of Commissioners……………………………………………………………………………………..Page 41 North Carolina Executive Branch………………………………………………………………………………………Page 43-44 North Carolina Council of State………………………………………………………………………………………….Pages 45-47 North Carolina State Senate……………………………………………………………………………………………….Page 48 North Carolina House of Representatives…………………………………………………………………………..Pages 49-50 North Carolina General Assembly Descriptions…………………………………………………………………..Page 51 How a Bill Becomes a Law……………………………………………………………....................................................Page 53 North Carolina Federal Offices……………………………………………………………………………………………Pages 54-57 References…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Pages 58-59 Note: Data within this document is as of February 1st, 2021 2

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A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Mecklenburg County Voters,

President African American Caucus of Mecklenburg County Democratic Party Collette A. Alston aac.mcdp@gmail.com

The intention of this document is to inclusively inform you of the current elected officials across every office that appears on your ballots each year. I truly believe that an informed voter is an empowered voter, and by providing our very complex political system in one area – that is specific to us in Mecklenburg County – voters can better digest and be more aware of our effect at the polls each year. If you think that “your vote does not count”, you will be truly amazed at how much power your vote actually carries…all the way from the party level of government to the United States presidency!

We truly hope that you will find this document informative. Information within the next pages is subject to change throughout the year based a myriad of instances like people resigning, appointments to other seats/offices, etc., but the information provides a current base as to the political picture for Mecklenburg County going into the 2021 election year. President Abraham Lincoln said it best…”that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth…” It is all of OUR responsibility to ensure the integrity of our political system. This system does not work unless we all participate. Remember, if you don’t do politics, politics will do YOU! Now, let’s get geared up for the 2021 elections, and I can’t wait to see you at the polls!

Collette A. Alston AAC-MCDP President APPROVED BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CAUCUS OF THE MECKLENBURG COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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Party Structure for North Carolina & Mecklenburg County

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NORTH CAROLINA POLITICAL PARTIES Note: As of January 2021, the Green Party and Constitution Party are no longer recognized in North Carolina. Data below is as of November 2020 elections.

CONSTITUTION PARTY https://www.constitutionpartync.com/

DEMOCRATIC PARTY https://www.ncdp.org/

GREEN PARTY https://www.ncgreenparty.org/

LIBERTARIAN PARTY https://www.lpnc.org/

REPUBLICAN PARTY https://www.nc.gop/

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STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (SEC) Each of these parties have an Executive Body of Leadership that is voted in at each of their State conventions. The Executive Body structures may differ within each of these parties. For the NC Democratic Party, Executive Leadership is voted in by the SEC consisting of: Chair, First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Third Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. The SEC is voted in by each organized County Party within the State of North Carolina. Each County has a weighted vote consisting of women and men that are selected at County conventions. Mecklenburg County has the largest delegation of the SEC within the state of NC.

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NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC PARTY STATE CAUCUSES & AUXILIARIES Each Party will have various clubs, organizations, caucuses, and/or auxiliaries at the state level. For the North Carolina Democratic Party (NCDP), these Bodies are voted in by each organized County within the State of North Carolina with its associated Caucus. The NCDP Caucuses/Auxiliaries are: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

African American Caucus Asian American Pacific Islander College Democrats Hispanic American Caucus Labor Caucus LGBT Democrats Native American Caucus Progressive Caucus Senior Democrats Small Business Caucus Teen Democrats Transgender Political Caucus Veteran & Military Family Caucus Democratic Women Young Democrats

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Do you see an opportunity for another type of Caucus/Auxiliary needed? You would contact the State Party to start the process on having your auxiliary voted in by the State Executive Committee. Other areas that the SEC votes on include: • Passing of Resolutions from Counties and Auxiliaries/Caucuses (A resolution is a written motion adopted by a deliberative body. The substance of the resolution can be anything that can normally be proposed as a motion. Resolutions are commonly used in corporations and houses of legislature) • Changes to the Plan of Organization • Approval of Auxiliary/Caucus By-Laws • Electing NC Representatives to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) • Electing Delegates to the Democratic National Convention Current Term = 2019-2021 for State Party officers. Terms for State Caucus and Auxiliaries are also 2-year terms where elections occur based on their calendar of elections. For more information on the North Carolina Democratic Party State Leadership, visit: ncdp.org 6

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MECKLENBURG CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS (9TH & 12TH) DISTRICT DELEGATION This Executive Body is voted in by the delegates chosen at odd-numbered year County Conventions. The NC Congressional 9th District is comprised of precincts in the counties of Union, Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Robeson, a southeast portion of Mecklenburg, parts of Moore, and Hoke. The NC Congressional 12th District is comprised of roughly 75% of the precincts in Mecklenburg County. The precincts below are specific to Mecklenburg County.

NC 9TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Mecklenburg Precincts: 057,058,067,068,069,070,071,072,073,074,075,076,086,087,088,090,091,092,093,096,100, 101,103,110,111,112,113,114,118,119,121,129,131,136,137,139,140,144,148,215,217,218, 226,227,231,232,233

NC 12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Mecklenburg Precincts: 001,002,003,004,005,006,007,008,009,010,011,012,013,014,015,016,017,018,019,020,021, 022,023,024,025,026,027,028,029,030,031,032,033,034,035,036,037,038,039,040,041,042, 043,044,045,046,047,048,049,050,051,052,053,054,055,056,059,060,061,062,063,064,065, 066,077,078,079,080,081,082,083,084,085,089,094,095,096,097,098,099,102,104,105,106, 107,108,109,115,116,117,120,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,130,132,133,134,135,138,141, 142,143,145,146,147,149,150,151,200,201,202,203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211, 212,213, 214,216,222,223,224,225,228,229,230,234,235,236,237,238,239,240,241,242,243 Powers of the Precincts at the US Congressional District Level • •

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The Electoral College Representative for each Party’s Congressional District is chosen under this Party Structure. For Presidential Election Years, this is the Party Structure that chooses representation to the National Conventions. (For example, for the Democrats, the Democratic National Convention) This Party Structure serves as a resource to their US Congressional Representative in the United States House of Representatives. Should a Party’s US Congressional Representative not finish their term, the associated precincts of the Party in the seat would vote to fill the seat.

Current Term = 2019-2021 for these Party officers. The next elections will occur in the Spring of 2021. 7

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MECKLENBURG COUNTY POLITICAL PARTIES Note: As of January 2021, the Green Party and Constitution Party are no longer recognized in North Carolina. Data below is as of November 2020 elections.

CONSTITUTION PARTY https://www.constitutionpartync.com/

DEMOCRATIC PARTY http://www.meckdem.org/

GREEN PARTY https://www.ncgreenparty.org/

LIBERTARIAN PARTY https://lpmeck.org/

REPUBLICAN PARTY https://mecklenburg.nc.gop/

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COUNTY EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (CEC)

This Body is voted in by each organized Precinct within each organized County within the State of North Carolina for some parties. Each Precinct within the Democratic Party has a weighted number of votes/ delegates that are determined by the voting results of the last NC Governor’s election. The MCDP CEC is responsible for the party business of the Democrats in Mecklenburg County. This Body (the Chairs and Vice Chairs of each Precinct) votes for the officers of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party. They also vote to fill any Democrat-elected seats (outside of judges) that may become vacant during elected terms and choose representatives for the County Board of Elections.

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COUNTY CAUCUSES & AUXILIARIES Each Party will have various clubs, organizations, caucuses, and/or auxiliaries at the county level. For the Mecklenburg County Democratic Party (MCDP), these Bodies are voted in by each organized Precinct within the County of Mecklenburg with its associated Caucus. The MCDP Caucuses/Auxiliaries are:

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African American Caucus Asian American Pacific Islander LGBTQ Democrats Senior Democrats Small Business Caucus Teen Democrats Democratic Women Young Democrats

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The governing document for the North Carolina Democratic Party for each County is called the Plan of Organization. It explains how its Party structure of government works across the State. You can find that document here – NCDP Plan of Organization. Each Party will have their own governance on how its party operates. THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE Ever heard of the “Electoral College”? This is the body that actually elects the President and the Vice President of the United States. Did you know that at your District Party level of government is where the electors of the Electoral College are chosen? To be able to vote for your Electoral College Representative, you must be declared a delegate to your Congressional District at your County Party Conventions. The total votes needed to elect the President of the United States is 270 out of 538. North Carolina has 15 electoral votes of which this number is based on 2 votes for U.S. Senate and 13 U.S. Congressional Representatives. Here is a certification from Governor Roy Cooper (who was governor in 2020) listing the last electors chosen for each Party within North Carolina – Certificate of Ascertainment. Ready to be a part of history for Mecklenburg? Start getting involved with your County Party and County Auxiliaries/Caucuses to become more involved and be more empowered with affecting the outcome of voting with the United States of America! Current Term = 2019-2021 for the County Party officers. Terms for County Auxiliaries/Caucuses are also 2-year terms where elections occur based on their calendar of elections. For more information, visit meckdem.org and archives.gov

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CAUCUS OF MECKLENBURG COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY (AAC-MCDP) OFFICERS

PRESIDENT Collette Alston aac.mcdp@gmail.com

SECRETARY Linda Moore LHB28213@GMAIL.COM

FIRST VICE CHAIR Braxton Becoats

SECOND VICE CHAIR Sean Thompson

THIRD VICE CHAIR Kerry Shipman

TREASURER Richmond Baker

bbecoats@icloud.com

Kerrylshipman@yahoo.com

thompson4clt@gmail.com

richmoba@hotmail.com

AAC-MCDP MEMBERSHIP

This Body is voted in by its Membership within Mecklenburg County or can be appointed by the President of the African American Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party. The membership consists of both Associate Membership (nonAfrican Americans) and African American Membership. Only the African American Membership is allowed to vote on any instances within the Caucus.

AAC-MCDP MISSION STATEMENT The MISSION of the AAC-MCDP is to promote political participation and education within the African American Community, encourage African Americans to seek public office, represent issues and concerns of its membership to the Democratic Party Leadership and work towards strengthening the Democratic Party. Current Term = 2021-2023 for these Party officers. The next elections will occur in April of 2023. For more information, visit https://www.aacofmeck.org/

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KNOW YOUR PRECINCT!

Charlotte-Mecklenburg is made up of 8 different cities/townships: Charlotte Davidson Huntersville Cornelius

Pineville Matthews Mint-Hill Stallings (part of precincts 136 and 221)

All of these areas = 195 precincts for Mecklenburg County! Know your precinct number and as you keep moving through this document, you’ll see the power of your vote. Don’t know your precinct? Visit https://mcmap.org/geoportal/#/voting.

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If your precinct is organized (this is a good place to get to know your precinct Chair if you don’t already!), then these are the amount of votes that your precinct holds at each Democratic County Convention. As you choose your Democratic County Party leadership, you begin to form the leadership behind how your local and national political activities and elected offices will flow. The powers of your votes start right here!

Precinct

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PCT Weighted Votes

PCT Precinct Weighted Votes

PCT Precinct Weighted Votes

Precinct

PCT Weighted Votes

1

9

26

23

51

15

76

15

2

21

27

15

52

17

77

16

3

13

28

14

53

20

78.1

15

4

12

29

13

54

20

79

13

5

9

30

25

55

11

80

20

6

13

31

15

56

10

81

27

7

12

32

10

57

12

82

20

8

11

33

12

58

12

83

19

9

28

34

16

59

7

84

13

10

16

35

10

60

13

85

14

11

50

36

14

61

15

86

10

12

15

37

12

62

12

87

14

13

24

38

11

63

12

88

13

14

23

39

17

64

7

89

35

15

29

40

16

65

8

90

8

16

22

41

16

66

9

91

23

17

12

42

17

67

8

92

15

18

9

43

19

68

11

93

8

19

9

44

11

69

20

94

11

20

14

45

12

70

12

95

11

21

13

46

17

71

10

96

11

22

47

47

16

72

8

97

9

23

14

48

10

73

9

98

14

24

17

49

15

74

15

99

13

25

16

50

11

75

17

100

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Continued Precinct Weighted Votes… Precinct

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PCT Weighted Votes

PCT Precinct Weighted Votes

Precinct

PCT Weighted Votes

101

12

137

29

221

16

102

26

138

21

222

43

103

16

139.1

17

223.1

42

104

19

140

27

224

16

105

26

141

16

225

12

106

9

142

28

226

19

107.1

25

143

25

227

34

108

14

144

18

228

25

109

19

145

59

229

60

110

7

146

29

230

58

111

15

147

22

231

25

112

10

148

58

232

24

113

17

149

38

233

20

114

14

150

21

234

16

115

10

151

34

235

16

116

10

200

11

236

18

117

12

201

44

237

26

118

15

202

39

238.1

19

119

8

203

44

239

22

120

13

204.1

37

240

27

121

18

205

23

241

40

122

30

206

37

242

10

123

16

207

24

243

56

124

16

208

17

125

8

209

21

126

23

210

43

127

25

211

65

128

18

212

75

129

7

213

32

130

10

214

23

131

9

215

16

132

12

216

23

133

22

217

13

134

34

218

10

135

50

219

10

136

12

220

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Let’s talk about some of those precinct powers… If some elected offices are vacated for any reason during their term, the precincts that are organized and associated with those seats make the deciding vote for who fills those seats. If the seat open is held by a Democrat, then the precincts organized within the Democratic Party get to make the decision…if the seat open is held by any other political Party, the party that holds the seat follows the same process. Here are some examples of those seats: Sheriff

State House of Representative

County Commissioner

US House of Representative

*City/Town Councils

US Senate (Governor Appointment)

State Senate The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections (MCBoE): The State chairman of each political party shall have the right to recommend to the State Board of Elections three registered voters in each county for appointment to the board of elections for that county. These recommendations are received from the County Chair of each county party from the vote of the County Executive Committee (CEC). The MCBoE is responsible for administering State election laws, establishing election precincts and voting sites, appointing and training precinct officials, preparing and distributing ballots, voting equipment, canvassing and certifying the ballots cast in elections, and investigating any voting irregularities. That’s a lot of power, right? It behooves you to be as involved as you can with your Party structure…these are some important seats, and we don’t want to have just anyone in them…YOUR VOTING POWERS START WITH YOUR COUNTY PARTY! Note: The precinct delegate numbers on pages 12-13 will change each time we vote for the Governor of North Carolina. *Note: Some City/Town Councils replace vacancies by Board appointed votes. 14

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Be InThe Know PARTY VS. PRIMARY VS. GENERAL ELECTIONS Party Elections allow you to choose the leadership for your County Party , District Party, and County Party Auxiliaries*. For the most part, you will vote for your Party Leadership every odd-numbered year for a two-year term.

Primary Elections There are normally Primary Elections EVERY YEAR. Primary Elections are necessary to “make the ballot” for each General Election. For example, if there is more than one Democrat running for an elected position, the Democrat that will be on the ballot in November is the one that wins the Primary Election.

General Elections There are General Elections EVERY YEAR! These are the votes that actually get folks in elected office. Count on voting at least TWICE every year at your assigned precinct locations or at early voting locations!

SO! NOW you know your precinct powers at the county convention AND your powers for replacing some elected officials that vacate their seats…Let’s see how your precincts’ POWER/VOTE works through the rest of your local government….LET’S GO!

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LET’S GO!!!


Public/Elected Officials for County Offices & NC Judicial System

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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (DISTRICT) The Board’s major responsibilities include adopting the annual County budget, setting the County property tax rate, and assessing and establishing priorities on the many community needs, especially those related to health, education, welfare, mental health and the environment. The Board also makes appointments to citizen advisory committees. This Board also appoints the County Manager who leads a staff of nearly 5,000 employees that carry out the Board’s priorities. County Services are funded through property taxes, local sales taxes, fees, and other sources.

District 1 Elaine Powell (D) Vice Chair Precincts: 127,128,133,134,142,143,145, 150,151,202,206,207,208,209, 211,223, 238,239,240,241,242

District 4 Mark Jerrell (D)

Precincts: 002,005,006,009,010,011,013, 015,017,021,029,030,033,034, 044,045,046,061,062,063,064, 083,084,094,095,099,102,108, 109,115,116,117,124,125,130, 201,203

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District 2 Vilma D. Leake (D)

Precincts: 012,016,022,023,024,025,031, 039,040,041,052,053,054,077, 078,079,080,081,089,098,138, 147,200,210, 222,224,228,230,243

District 5 Laura Meier (D)

Precincts: 001,007,008,018,019,020,032,035, 036,037,038,047,048,049,050,051, 057,058,059,065,066,067,068,069, 070,071,072,073,074,075,076,085, 086,087,088,092,093,096,097,100, 101,103,106,110,111,114,118,119, 120,131,226

District 3 George Dunlap (D) Chairman Precincts: 003,004,014,026,027,028,042,043, 055,056,060,082,104,105,107,123, 132,135,141,146,149,204,205,212, 213,214,237,238,239,240,241,242

District 6 Susan RodriguezMcDowell (D) Precincts: 090,091,112,113,121,122,129,13 6,137,139,140,144,148,215,216, 217,218,219,220,221,225,227,22 9,231,232,233,234,235,236

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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (AT-LARGE)

At-Large Pat Cotham (D) All Precincts

At-Large Leigh Altman (D) All Precincts

At-Large Ella Scarborough (D) All Precincts

What does the County Commission mean to me? The County Commission handles services related (but not limited to) the following: Board of Elections/Voting Office of the Tax Collector Department of Social Services Parks & Recreation Libraries Land Use and Environmental Services (LUESA) Child Support Enforcement Medical Examiner Public Health Criminal Justice Services Restaurant & Food Service Inspections Adoption & Foster Care Various Permits & Licenses Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Budget Approval Courts And SO MUCH MORE!!! Did you Know? The County Commission also nominates/appoints to Advisory Boards, Committees & Commissions covering the areas of Social, Environmental, Fiscal, and Other. Visit www.mecknc.gov-AdvisoryBoards for more information on how to apply! Current Term = 2 years December 2020 to November 2022 for County Commissioners. For more information, visit www.mecknc.gov APPROVED BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CAUCUS OF THE MECKLENBURG COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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MORE COUNTY ELECTED OFFICES

District Attorney Spencer B. Merriweather (D)

Clerk of Superior Court Elisa Chinn Gary (D)

Sheriff Garry L. McFadden (D)

Register of Deeds Fred Smith (D)

All Precincts Next Election in 2022

All Precincts Next Election in 2022

All Precincts Next Election in 2024

All Precincts Next Election in 2022

Soil & Water (MSWCD) Chair Barbara Bleiweis (D) All Precincts Next Election in 2022

Soil & Water (MSWCD) Vice Chair Nancy Carter (D)

Soil & Water (MSWCD) Rich George

All Precincts Next Election in 2022

All Precincts Next Election in 2024

Each of these offices serves a term of four (4) years.

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WHAT DO THESE COUNTY ELECTED OFFICES MEAN TO ME??? District Attorney’s Office (NC Prosecutorial District 26 = Mecklenburg County) – Responsibilities of the DA include: Represent the state in the prosecution of all criminal matters filed in district and superior courts, prepare the criminal trial docket, advise local law enforcement, and supervise a staff of assistant district, victim witness legal assistants and other administrative employees. The DA’s Office for the 26th Prosecutorial District includes only Mecklenburg County. The office prosecutes about 200,000 traffic offenses and misdemeanors and 10,000 felonies each year. To best manage the high volume of cases prosecuted in Mecklenburg County, Assistant District Attorneys are divided into prosecution teams that specialize in particular types of cases. Each Assistant District Attorney is assigned to a team, and one Assistant District Attorney on each team is designated as the team leader. The various teams include: Misdemeanor Team, Misdemeanor Appeals and Probation Violation Team, Drug Team, Crimes Against Property Team, Juvenile Tam, Special Victims Team, Violent Crimes Team, Habitual Felon Team, and Homicide Team. For more information, visit charmeckda.com and nccourts.gov. Clerk of Superior Court – Responsible for all clerical and record-keeping functions of the Superior court and District court. They hear proceedings like adoptions, determinations of guardianship for incompetent adults, and partitions of land amid a varying area of other areas. They nominate magistrates. They perform marriages, along with providing many other functions. For more information, visit nccourts.gov. Sheriff – The office of Sheriff is established by the NC Constitution. This office has the responsibility of law enforcement with the power to make arrests within his or her own County. This office performs routine patrol functions such as traffic control, accident investigations, and transportation of prisoners. For services, this office maintains fingerprinting, funeral escort services, gun permits, public auctions, pubic search for sex offenders, resources for domestic violence, and more! There are also responsibilities of maintaining the safety and security of the court. They serve court papers like subpoenas, summons, warrants, writs or civil process; extradite prisoners; enforce money decrees; collect taxes, and any other court-related functions. – For more information, visit mecksheriff.com. Register of Deeds – This office records, indexes, and stores all real estate and business related documents that are presented for registration. This office also issues marriage licenses and handles Notary commissions and military discharge recordings. In addition this office provides certified copies of recorded documents including birth and death records in accordance with NC statute. – For more information, visit mecknc.gov. Mecklenburg Soil & Water Conservation District (MSWCD) – This office is a governmental subdivision of the state of North Carolina, and a public body, corporate and politic, organized according to the Soil and Water Conservation District Law, operating within the powers set forth in the Law. – For more information, visit mecknc.gov.

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CHARLOTTE- MECKLENBURG SCHOOLS (CMS) BOARD OF EDUCATION (DISTRICT) The School Board’s major responsibilities include: employing the Superintendent, establishing policy, determining annual operating and capital budgets to submit for approval to the Board of County Commissioners, approving student assignment boundaries, overseeing the management of the school district’s major systems including budget and finance, curriculum and instruction, personnel and auxiliary services.

District 1 Rhonda Cheek (R) Precincts: 089,127,128,133,134,142,143, 145,150,151,202,206,207,208, 209,214,222,223,238,239,240, 241,242

District 4 Carol Sawyer (D)

Precincts: 002,003,004,005,006,015,017, 029,033,034,043,044,045,046, 060,061,062,063,064,083,084, 094,095,102,104,108,109,115, 116,117,123,124,125,130,201, 203

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District 2 Vice Chair Thelma Byers-Bailey (D) Precincts: 011,012,016,022,023,024,025, 031,039,040,041,052,053,054, 055,077,078,079,080,081,098, 122,138,147,200,224,228,229, 230,243

District 5 Margaret Marshall (U) Precincts: 001,007,008,009,010,018,019, 020,021,032,035,036,037,038, 047,048,049,050,051,057,058, 059,065,066,067,068,069,070, 071,072,073,074,075,076,085, 086,092,093,096,097,099,100, 101,103,106,110,111,114, 118,119,120,131

District 3 Ruby M. Jones (D) Precincts: 013,014,026,027,028,030,042, 056,082,105,107,126,132,135, 141,146,149,204,205,210,211, 212,213,237

District 6 Sean Strain (R)

Precincts: 087,088,090,091,112,113,121, 129,136,137,139,140,144,148, 215,216,217,218,219,220,221, 225,226,227,231,232,233,234, 235,236

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CHARLOTTE- MECKLENBURG SCHOOLS (CMS) BOARD OF EDUCATION (AT-LARGE)

At-Large Jennifer Rogers De La Jara (D)

At-Large Chair Elyse C. Dashew (D)

At-Large Lenora Shipp (D)

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What does the CMS School Beard mean to me? • They are sources to be sure our children are receiving the most equitable education possible. • Ensure CMS administration takes responsibility for helping citizens receive services as intended by the State of North Carolina and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board. • Follow processes designated to facilitate the administration’s ability to resolve problems effectively. • Identify opportunities for systems improvement. • They also manage committees to see through the needs of CMS: Audit Committee, Facilities and Operations Committee, Intergovernmental Relationship Committee, and Policy Committee.

Terms for CMS School Board are for four (4) years. Current Term for District Representatives = January 2017 to December 2021. Their next election is November 2021. For At- Large Representatives = January 2020 to December 2024. Their next election is November 2024. For more information, visit wearecms.com

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NORTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL BRANCH APPELLATE DIVISION: SUPREME COURT The state’s highest court, and there is no further appeal from its decisions on matters of state law. The Supreme Court has no jury and makes no determinations of fact, but it considers whether errors occurred at trial or in judicial interpretation of the law.

Associate Justice Phil Berger, Jr. (R)

Chief Justice Paul Newby (R)

Associate Justice Robin Hudson (D)

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Associate Justice Samuel Ervin IV (D)

Associate Justice Michael Morgan (D)

Associate Justice Anita Earls (D)

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All Precincts in NC Last Election 2016. Next Election 2024.

All Precincts in NC Last Election 2018. Next Election 2026.

What does the NC Supreme Court mean to me? If a case at the District Courts gets an appeal (by the Appeal Courts Division), these are the judges that make the determination on whether a re-trial will be permitted or not.

Things to consider for Supreme Court Judges:

Associate Justice Tamara Barringer (R) All Precincts in NC Election in November 2028

• • •

The Justices are elected by voters for eight-year terms. Justices of the Supreme Court must retire before the last day of the month in which they turn 72. The Governor can appoint Supreme Court judges for vacant seats. For more information, visit nccourts.gov and ballotpedia.org

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NC JUDICIAL BRANCH APPELLATE DIVISION: NC COURT OF APPEALS This is the state’s intermediate appellate court that reviews the proceedings that occurred in trial courts for errors of law or legal procedure. The majority of cases appealed from the Superior and District courts in civil and criminal cases are heard by the Court of Appeals with the exception of capital murder appeals in which the death penalty was imposed; these appeals go directly to the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Chief Judge Donna Stroud (R) All Precincts in NC Last Election 2014. Next Election 2022.

Chief Judge Fred Gore (R) All Precincts in NC Last Election 2020. Next Election November 2028.

Judge April Wood (R) All Precincts in NC Last Election 2020. Next Election November 2028.

Judge Chris Dillon (R) All Precincts in NC Last Election 2020. Next Election November 2028.

Judge Richard Dietz (R)

Judge John M. Tyson (R)

Judge Lucy Inman (D)

Judge Valerie Zachary (R)

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NC JUDICIAL BRANCH APPELLATE DIVISION: NC COURT OF APPEALS CONT’D…

Judge Jeff Carpenter (R) All Precincts in NC Last Election 2020. Next Election 2028.

Judge Toby Hampson (D) All Precincts in NC Last Election 2018. Next Election 2026.

Judge Hunter Murphy (R)

Judge John Arrowood (D)

Judge Jefferson Griffin (R)

Judge Darren Jackson (D)

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All Precincts in NC Last Election 2018. Next Election 2026.

Judge Allegra Collins (D) All Precincts in NC Last Election 2018. Next Election 2026.

All Precincts in NC Appointed 2020. Next Election November 2024.

What does the NC Court of Appeals mean to me? These Judges provide reviews of court rulings issued by the Trial Court Division (these are the judges that submit cases to the Supreme Court to be considered for retrial).

Things to consider for Appellate Court Judges: • • •

The Judges are elected by voters for eight-year terms. Judges of the Appellate Court must retire before the last day of the month in which they turn 72. The Governor can appoint Appellate Court Judges for vacant seats. For more information, visit nccourts.gov and ballotpedia.org

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TRIAL DIVISION: NORTH CAROLINA SUPERIOR COURT 7TH DIVISION DISTRICT 26 The Superior Court hears civil cases over $25K and all criminal cases.

Judge Casey Viser (R) District 26-A Last Election 2020. Next Election 2028. Precincts: 001,008,018,019,032,035, 036,047,048,057,067,069, 071,074,091,096,103,106, 113,119,136,215,216,217, 218,219,220,221,233,234,

Judge Donnie Hoover (D)

Judge W. Robert Bell (U) District 26-B Last Election 2018. Next Election 2026. Precincts: 070,072,073,075,076,086, 087,088,090,092,093,100, 101,110,111,112,114,118, 121,131,137,139,140,144, 226,227,232

Judge Karen Eady-Williams (D)

Judge George Bell (R) District 26-C Last Election 2018. Next Election 2026. Precincts: 127,133,134,142,143,150, 151,202,206,207,208,209, 223,224,240,241,242

Judge Carla Archie (D)

District 26-E Last Election 2018. Next District 26-G District 26-F Election 2026. Last Election 2018. Next Last Election 2018. Next Election Precincts: Election 2026. 2026. 002,005,007,009,010,012,013 Precincts: Precincts: ,014,016,017,020,021,022, 003,004,043,060,061,104, 011,015,026,027,028,030, 023,024,025,029,031,039,040 105,107,123,126,132,141,14 042,044,054,055,056,082, ,041,046,052,053,078,079, 5,146,149,204,212,237,239 089,128,135,210,211,213, 080,081,109,200 214,222,238

Judge Lisa Bell (R)

District 26-D Last Election 2018. Next Election 2026. Precincts: 037,038,049,050,051,058, 059,077,097,098,120,122, 129,138,147,148,225,228, 229,230,231,243

Judge Louis Trosch (D) District 26-H Last Election 2018. Next Election 2026. Precincts: 006,033,034,045,062,063, 064,065,066,068,083,084, 085,094,095,099,102,108, 115,116,117,124,125,130, 201,203,205,235

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What does the NC Superior Court mean to me? The Superior Court tries all felony criminal cases and misdemeanor/infraction appeals from the District Courts. In the Superior Court is where a jury of 12 is involved that hears the felony criminal cases.

Things to consider for Superior Court Judges: • • •

The Judges are elected by voters for eight-year terms. Judges of the Superior Court must retire before the last day of the month in which they turn 72. The Governor can appoint Superior Court Judges for vacant seats. For more information, visit nccourts.gov and ballotpedia.org

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TRIAL DIVISION (DISTRICT 26): NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT COURT

The District Court hears civil cases less than $25K, criminal (non-jury) cases, juvenile cases, and magistrate cases. There are 21 seats for District Court Judges. There will be 12 seats up for election on the November 2020 ballot.

DISTRICT 26 All Mecklenburg County Precincts

Judge Roy Wiggins (D)

Judge Kimberly Best (D)

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Judge Matt Osman (R)

Judge Michael Stading (R)

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Judge Paige McThenia (D)

Judge Christy Mann (D)

Judge Faith FicklingAlvarez (D) Election in November 2024

Judge Donald Cureton (D)

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Judge Sean Smith (R)

Judge Paulina Havelka (R)

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TRIAL DIVISION (DISTRICT 26): NORTH CAROLINA DISTRICT COURT CONT’D…

Judge Tracey Hewett (D)

Judge Karen McCallum (D)

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Judge Gary Henderson (D)

Judge Ty Hands (D)

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Judge Rex Marvel (D)

Judge Rickye McKoyMitchell (D)

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Chief Judge Judge Elizabeth Trosch Jena Culler (D) (D) Election in November 2024

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Judge C. Renee Little (D) Election in November 2024

What does the NC District Court mean to me? The District Court hears civil cases like divorce, child custody, child support, and cases involving less than $25,000. They also hear criminal cases involving misdemeanors and infractions (non-jury) along with juvenile cases (under age 16) that involve delinquency issues and has the authority to hear juvenile undisciplined cases (under age 18).

Things to consider for District Court Judges: • • •

The Judges are elected by voters for four-year terms. Judges of the District Court must retire before the last day of the month in which they turn 72. The Governor can appoint District Court Judges for vacant seats. For more information, visit nccourts.gov

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SOME INFO ON VOTING RIGHTS FOR FORMER FELONS IN N.C.… As of 2008, over 5.3 million people in the United States were denied the right to vote due to felony disenfranchisement. In the national elections in 2012, the various state felony disenfranchisement laws together blocked an estimated 5.85 million felons from voting, up from 1.2 million in 1976. This comprised 2.5% of the potential voters in general. We are working hard to tackle various injustices and inequalities. So, this is some information you may need to know: CAN FELONS VOTE IN NC? In multiple states, having a felony conviction on your record prevents you from voting, but North Carolina’s laws are not nearly as strict. While people serving their sentence for a felony conviction cannot vote, once the sentence is complete, we can have their rights restored. It’s important to note that this does include probation and parole. If you are actively on probation or out on parole, you are not legally eligible to vote. COURT FEES AND FINES Until September 2020, state law prevented former felons from registering to vote if there are any fines or fees related to their case. Civil rights advocates argue that requiring payment of fees before having voting rights restored is a form of poll tax, which has been deemed unconstitutional, and a panel of three judges ruled two to one in their favor. This means that as of September 28th, 2020, people who still owe fines or court costs but have completed all other aspects of their conviction are eligible to vote. By overturning this law, over 60,000 people are now eligible to vote. VOTING WITHOUT COMPLETING YOUR SENTENCE If you are still under court supervision and you attempt to register or vote, this is a Class I felony which is punishable by up to two years in prison. Additionally, this could constitute a violation of your probation or parole. If you’re unsure if you’re eligible to vote, before you do, consult with an attorney. This will help prevent serious legal problems and a possible added felony conviction. We cannot emphasize how proud we are every time we exercise our constitutional right to vote. Too many people were killed in exchange for this unalienable right. Never take it for granted. Information prepared by AAC-MCDP Members: Tiawana Brown, Founder of Beauty After the Bars - https://beautyafterthebars.com/ Cedric Dean, Founder of S.A.V.E - https://cedricdean.com/about-save Charlene Henderson, Owner of N Demand Studios

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Let’s talk about Federal Judges… Federal Courts are structured very similarly to our State Courts. North Carolina represents part of the Fourth Circuit of U.S. Federal Courts in the following areas: •

Eastern District (Elizabeth City, Wilmington, New Bern, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Greenville)

Middle District (Durham, Greensboro, Winston Salem, Salisbury)

Western District (Statesville, Charlotte, Hickory, Asheville)

Presidential Elections: When we’re considering who we choose for U.S. President, we must understand that they have full authority to appoint Federal Court judges for lifetime appointments across ALL states.

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Note that not every ballot in Cities/Townships will include a vote for their Councils. Residents in what are called annexed areas, still have representation, but do not have the choice of representation in these instances. For more information visit charlottenc.gov.

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CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL

The mayor and city council members are responsible for establishing the general policies under which the city operates which include: appointing the city manager, city attorney, city clerk and members of various boards and commissions enacting ordinances, resolutions and orders; reviewing the annual budget, setting the tax rate and approving the financing of all city operations; and, authorizing contracts on behalf of the city.

MAYOR Vi Alexander Lyles (D) mayor@charlottenc.gov All Precincts in Districts

MAYOR PRO TEM (At-Large) Julie Eiselt (D)

At-Large Braxton Winston (D)

At-Large James Mitchell, Jr. (D)

At-Large Dimple Ajmera (D)

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braxton.winston@charlottenc.gov james.mitchell@charlottenc.gov dimple.ajmera@charlottenc.gov

julie.eiselt@charlottenc.gov All Precincts in Districts

DISTRICT 1 Larken Egleston (D) Precincts: 001,002,003,005,008,009, 010,013,014,015,017,018, 020,021,027,028,029,030, 035,038,043,044,045,046, 051,056,060,061,109

DISTRICT 2 Malcolm Graham (D)

DISTRICT 3 Victoria Watlington (D)

DISTRICT 4 Renee Perkins Johnson (D)

Precincts: 011,012,016,025,040,041, 054,055,089,107,135,146, 150,209,210,211,213,222, 223

Precincts: 022,023,024,031,039,052,053, 077,078,079,080,081,098,122, 138,147,224,225,228,229,230, 243

Precincts: 026,042,082,105,126,128, 132,141,145,149,151,204, 205,212, 214,237,238,239

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CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL, CONT’D…

DISTRICT 5 Matthew Newton (D)

DISTRICT 6 Tariq Bokhari (R)

DISTRICT 7 Edmund H. Driggs (R)

Precincts: 004,006,007,033,034,062, 063,064,066,083,084,094, 095,102,104,108,115,116, 117,123,124,125,130,201, 203

Precincts: 019,032,036,037,047,048, 049,050,057,058,059,065, 067,068,070,071,072,073, 074,075,076,085,086,092, 093,096,097,099,101,106,110, 111,114,119,120

Precincts: 069,087,088,090,091,100,103, 112,113,118,121,131,137,139, 140,144,148,226,227,232

What does the Charlotte City Council mean to me? Permits & Licenses (like Alarm permits, Animal/Pet licenses, Business licenses, Beer/Wine permits, etc.) Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) Charlotte Fire Department Charlotte-Douglas International Airport 311 Services Parking tickets Pothole reporting/fixes And SO MUCH MORE!!!

Did you Know? The City Council also nominates/appoints to 35 Advisory Boards & Commissions. Visit charlottenc.gov for more information on how to apply! Current Term = 2 years December 2019 to November 2021 for City Council. For more information, visit charlottenc.gov 34

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TOWN OF CORNELIUS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Mayor and Board of Commissioners operate as a council-manager form of government, which establishes the Town’s policies that are carried out by the Town Manager and Staff.

MAYOR COMMISSIONER MAYOR PRO TEM Woody Washam (R) Denis P. Bilodeau (R) Michael F. Miltich (R) wtwasham@cornelius.org mmiltich@cornelius.org

COMMISSIONER Thurman Ross (D) tross@cornelius.org

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COMMISSIONER Tricia Sisson (R)

COMMISSIONER Jim Duke (R)

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Cornelius Precincts: 202,208,240,242

tsisson@cornelius.org

jduke@cornelius.org

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What do the Cornelius Board of Commissioners mean to me? Animal Adoption Animal Control Fire Department Garbage/Recycling Library Cornelius Police Department And SO MUCH MORE!!! Did you Know? The Cornelius Town Council also nominates/appoints to various Boards & Commissions. Visit cornelius.org for more information on how to apply!

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TOWN OF DAVIDSON BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Mayor and Board of Commissioners operate as a council-manager form of government, which establishes the Town’s policies that are carried out by the Town Manager and Staff.

MAYOR Rusty Knox (D)

MAYOR PRO TEM Jane Campbell (D)

COMMISSIONER Jim Fuller (D)

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COMMISSIONER Autumn Rierson Michael (D)

wtwashamrknox@townofdavi jcampbell@townofdavidson.org jfuller@townofdavidson.org dson.org All Precincts in Davidson

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COMMISSIONER David Sitton (U)

COMMISSIONER Matthew Fort (R)

dsitton@townofdavidson.org

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mfort@townofdavidson.org

Davidson Precincts: 127,206

What do the Davidson Board of Commissioners mean to me? Animal Adoption Animal Control Fire Department Garbage/Recycling Davidson Police Department And SO MUCH MORE!!! Did you Know? The Davidson Town Mayor also nominates/appoints to various Boards & Commissions. Visit ci.davidson.nc.us for more information on how to apply!

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TOWN OF HUNTERSVILLE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Mayor and Board of Commissioners operate as a council-manager form of government, which establishes the Town’s policies that are carried out by the Town Manager and Staff.

MAYOR John Aneralla (R)

MAYOR PRO TEM Melinda Bales (R)

COMMISSIONER Nick Walsh (U)

COMMISSIONER Dan Boone (R)

janeralla@huntersville.org

mbales@huntersville.org

nwalsh@huntersville.org

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COMMISSIONER Stacy Phillips (R)

COMMISSIONER Brian Hines (R)

sphillips@huntersville.org

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bhines@huntersville.org

COMMISSIONER Lance Munger (D)

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Huntersville Precincts: 133,134,142,143,202,207,209,241 What do the Huntersville Board of Commissioners mean to me? Animal Adoption Animal Control Fire Department Garbage/Recycling Huntersville Police Department And SO MUCH MORE!!! Did you Know? The Huntersville Town Council also nominates/appoints to various Boards & Commissions. Visit huntersville.org for more information on how to apply! Current Term = December 2019 to November 2021 for Town Council For more information, visit huntersville.org APPROVED BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CAUCUS OF THE MECKLENBURG COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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TOWN OF MATTHEWS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Mayor and Board of Commissioners operate as a council-manager form of government, which establishes the Town’s policies that are carried out by the Town Manager and Staff.

MAYOR John F. Higdon (R)

MAYOR PRO TEM Renee Garner (U)

jhigdon@matthewsnc.gov

rgarner@matthewsnc.gov

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Most Precincts in Matthews

COMMISSIONER Dave Bland (R)

COMMISSIONER Larry Whitley (D)

COMMISSIONER Jeff Miller (R)

COMMISSIONER Ken McCool (U)

jmiller@matthewsnc.gov

kmcool@matthewsnc.gov

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Most Precincts in Matthews

COMMISSIONER John R. Urban (U)

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lwhitley@matthewsnc.gov

jurban@matthewsnc.gov

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Most Precincts in Matthews

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Matthews Precincts: 136*,215,216,217,218 (part of Stallings is in 136)

What do the Matthews Board of Commissioners mean to me? Animal Adoption Animal Control Fire Department Garbage/Recycling Matthews Police Department And SO MUCH MORE!!! Did you Know? The Matthews Town Council also nominates/appoints to various Boards & Commissions. Visit matthewsnc.gov for more information on how to apply! Current Term = December 2019 to November 2021 for Town Council For more information, visit matthewsnc.gov 38

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TOWN OF MINT HILL BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

The Mayor and Board of Commissioners operate as a council-manager form of government, which establishes the Town’s policies that are carried out by the Town Manager and Staff.

MAYOR Brad A. Simmons (R)

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MAYOR PRO TEM Dale Dalton (R)

COMMISSIONER Tony Long (R)

bsimmons@boc.minthill.com

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COMMISSIONER Richard M. Cochrane (R)

COMMISSIONER Patrick Holton (R)

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Mint Hill Precincts: 219,220,221,234,235,236 What does the Mint Hill Town Council mean to me? Fire Department Garbage/Recycling Mint Hill Police Department Mint Hill Fire Department And MORE!!! Did you Know? The Mint Hill Town Council also nominates/appoints to various Boards & Commissions. Visit minthill.com for more information on how to apply!

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PINEVILLE TOWN COUNCIL

The Mayor and Board of Commissioners operate as a council-manager form of government, which e

MAYOR John (Jack) Edwards (R) jedwards@pinevillenc.gov Term 2019 to 2021 All Precincts in Pineville

Mayor Pro Tem Melissa Rogers Davis (U) mdavis@pinevillenc.gov Term 2019 to 2021 All Precincts in Pineville

COUNCILMAN Joe Maxim (U)

jmaxim@pinevillenc.gov Term 2019 to 2021 All Precincts in Pineville

Pineville Precincts: 129,225,231 COUNCILWOMAN Amelia Stinson-Wesley (D) awesley@pinevillenc.gov Term 2019 to 2023 All Precincts in Pineville

COUNCILMAN L.R. (Les) Gladden (R) lgladden@pinevillenc.gov Term 2019 to 2023 All Precincts in Pineville

What does the Pineville Town Council mean to me? Fire Department Garbage/Recycling Pineville Police Department And MORE!!! Did you Know? The Pineville Town Council also nominates/appoints to various Boards & Commissions. Visit pinevillenc.gov for more information on how to apply! Current Term = December 2019 to November 2021 for Mayor of Pineville (2 year term), December 2019 to November 2023 for 2 Town Council members, December 2017 to November 2021 for 2 Council members (4 year term). 40

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TOWN OF STALLINGS BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS The Mayor and Board of Commissioners operate as a council-manager form of government, which establishes the Town’s policies that are carried out by the Town Manager and Staff. There are 200+ Mecklenburg County voters in Stallings in the precincts below. Those listed as the Board of Commissioners in Stallings may not necessarily be registered voters in Mecklenburg County.

District 1 COUNCILMAN Leigh Coulter

MAYOR Wyatt Dunn 2017-2021

2017-2021

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District 2 MAYOR PRO TEM David Scholl

Stallings Precincts: 136*, 221

2017-2021

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District 3 COUNCILWOMAN Lynda Paxton

District 4 COUNCILWOMAN Heather Grooms

District 5 COUNCILMAN Steven Ayers

2017-2021

2019-2023

2019-2023

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District 6 COUNCILMAN Brad Richardson 2017-2021

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What do the Stallings Board of Commissioners mean to me? Stallings Fire Department Garbage/Recycling Stallings Police Department And SO MUCH MORE!!! Current Term = 4 Years December 2017 to November 2021 for Mayor of Stallings, December 2019 to November 2023 for 2 Town Council members, December 2017 to November 2021 for 3 Council members. For more information, visit stallingsnc.org

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STATE OFFICES (NORTH CAROLINA): EXECUTIVE BRANCH The State offices on this page are elected every 4 years and include votes in all precincts across the state of NC.

GOVERNOR Roy Cooper (D) (Last Term) All Precincts in NC Next Election 2024

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Mark Robinson (R) All Precincts in NC Next Election 2024

Governor - The governor is the chief executive of the state. Governor Roy Cooper is one of 10 members of the executive branch in NC who are popularly elected. As state managers, governors are responsible for implementing state laws and overseeing the operation of the state executive branch. As state leaders, governors advance and pursue new and revised policies and programs using a variety of tools, among them executive orders, executive budgets, and legislative proposals and vetoes. Governors carry out their management and leadership responsibilities and objectives with the support and assistance of department and agency heads, many of whom they are empowered to appoint that make up a Cabinet. The Cabinet under Roy Cooper includes: Administration, Commerce, Environmental Quality, Health & Human Services, Information Technology, Military & Veterans Affairs, Natural & Cultural Affairs, Public Safety, Revenue, and Transportation. A majority of governors have the authority to appoint state court judges as well, in most cases from a list of names submitted by a nominations committee. Although governors have many roles and responsibilities in common, the scope of gubernatorial power varies from state to state in accordance with state constitutions, legislation, and tradition, and governors often are ranked by political historians and other observers of state politics according to the number and extent of their powers. Ranking factors may include the following: Qualifications and tenure; Legislative—including budget and veto—authority; and, Appointment sovereignty. Although not necessarily a ranking factor, the power to issue executive orders and take emergency actions is a significant gubernatorial responsibility that varies from state to state. Do you have an issue concerning any of these areas? Contact the Governor - Governor Contact Form Lieutenant Governor - Serves as a member of the Governor’s Council of State. The Lt. Governor has a unique role as a nexus between Education and Economic Development. Serves on the State Board of Education, NC Board of Community Colleges, State Economic Development Board, and the Military Affairs Commission. The Lt. Governor is “next in line” to fill the Governor’s Seat, should the Governor’s office become open for any reason.

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Let’s talk about NC Governor Appointments… We covered earlier that the Governor can appoint judges the NC Courts. The Governor appoints to many boards and commissions as well!

Gubernatorial Elections: When we’re considering who we choose for Governor, we must understand that they have full authority to appoint to so many areas, including judicial, that run the operations of our State. For more information, visit bc.governor.nc.gov

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STATE OFFICES (NORTH CAROLINA): COUNCIL OF STATE The State offices on this page are elected every 4 years and include votes in all precincts across the state of NC.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

AUDITOR

Josh Stein (D)

Beth A. Wood (D)

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COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

COMMISSIONER OF LABOR

SECRETARY OF STATE

Mike Causey (R)

Josh Dobson (R)

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COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE Steve Troxler (R)

Elaine Marshall (D) All Precincts in NC Next Election 2024

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STATE OFFICES (NC): COUNCIL OF STATE, CONT.’D… What are the purposes of these offices? Attorney General Josh Stein leads the North Carolina Department of Justice in its mission to protect the people of North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Justice works to prevent crime and support law enforcement, to safeguard consumers, and to defend the State, its people, and their constitutional rights. State Auditor- Article V, Chapter 147 of the North Carolina General Statutes gives the Auditor broad powers to examine all books, records, files, papers, documents, and financial affairs of every state agency. The Auditor also has the power to summon people to produce records and to answer questions under oath. Commissioner of Agriculture - The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ divisions have responsibilities in regulatory and service areas covering agronomy; animal health; weights and measures; gas and oil inspection; crop and livestock statistics; USDA commodity distribution; state farm operations; food, drug and cosmetic testing for purity; agricultural marketing and promotion; agricultural marketing grading; international agricultural crop and livestock marketing; operation of the North Carolina State Fair and North Carolina Mountain State Fair; operation of four state farmers markets; research station operations; seed and fertilizer inspection; nursery and plant pest eradication activities; regulation of the structural pest control and pesticide industries; agricultural environmental issues; soil and water conservation; forest management and protection; state and federal agricultural legislation; and agricultural economic analysis. The North Carolina Board of Agriculture is a statutory agency with members appointed by the governor. The board is a policy- and rule-making body that adopts regulations for many of the programs administered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Commissioner of Insurance - Regulates the insurance industry, handles insurance-related complaints, licenses insurance agents, adjusters and bail bondsmen, provides specialized counseling to people eligible for Medicare, houses the Office of State Fire Marshal, interprets and works to improve state building codes, trains firefighters and rescue personnel, inspects fire departments, oversees motor clubs and collection agencies, investigates insurance fraud, licenses building code and home inspectors, licenses manufactured building professionals, educates the public about fire safety and injury prevention. Commissioner of Labor - The N.C. Department of Labor is charged by statute with promoting the “health, safety, and general well-being” of more than 4 million workers across the state. The laws and programs it administers affect every worker—and virtually every person—in the state. The commissioner is head of the Department of Labor and also serves as a member of the Council of State. North Carolina law gives the commissioner broad regulatory authority and enforcement powers to carry out the department’s duties for the people. Secretary of State - The N.C. Department of the Secretary of State is an Equal Opportunity employer and uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with qualified individuals. Applicants must document how they meet and/or exceed the minimum requirements and competencies for the position.

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STATE OFFICES (NC): COUNCIL OF STATE CONT’D. The State offices on this page are elected every 4 years and include votes in all precincts across the state of NC.

STATE TREASURER Dale Folwell (R)

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Catherine Truitt (R)

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The North Carolina Department of State Treasurer has broad authority over the finances of the state. The following table details key responsibilities and divisions within the Department responsible for carrying them out. •

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Administer retirement plans and other benefit programs for public employees Retirement Systems Division (RSD) Invest and oversee short-term funds for government entities and long-term funds primarily for the pension fund Investment Management Division (IMD) Oversee local government finance, manage state and local debt issuance, and interface with bond rating agencies Local Government Commission (LGC) Operate the State Bank and perform the department’s accounting and financial reporting Financial Operations Division (FOD) Manage Unclaimed Property Program Unclaimed Property Division (UPP) Administer health benefit programs for public employees State Health Plan

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**************************************************** The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is charged with implementing the state’s public school laws for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public schools at the direction of the State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The agency provides leadership and service to the 116 local public school districts and 2,500+ district public schools, 180+ charter schools, and the three residential schools for students with hearing and visual impairments. The areas of support include curriculum and instruction, accountability, finance, teacher and administrator preparation and licensing, professional development and school business support and operations. DPI develops the Standard Course of Study, which describes the subjects and course content that is taught in North Carolina public schools, and the assessments and accountability model used to evaluate student, school, and district success. DPI administers annual state and federal public school funds totaling approximately $11 billion and licenses the approximately 117,000 teachers and administrators who serve public schools. The agency’s primary offices are in Raleigh, with four regional alternative licensing centers in Concord, Fayetteville, Elm City and Catawba. Approximately 30,000 new teacher and administrator licenses are issued annually from these centers. DPI’s work extends to the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching with locations in Cullowhee and Ocracoke, and the NC Virtual Public School – the second largest virtual public school in the nation. The state agency also works closely with nine Regional Education Service Alliances/ Consortia and six regional accountability offices.

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NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: SENATE

The legislative arm of the state is the NC General Assembly. They enact state-wide and local laws and establish rules and regulations governing the conduct of the people. Like the federal government and almost all the other states, NC has a bicameral legislature consisting of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The General Assembly meets in regular session (“Long Session”) beginning in January of each odd-numbered year, and adjourns to reconvene the following even-numbered year for a shorter session (“Short Session”). The General Assembly is elected every 2 years and includes votes in 5 Senate districts and 12 House Districts in Mecklenburg County.

DISTRICT 37 SENATOR Jeff Jackson (D)

Precincts: 001,002,007,017,018,019,032, 034,035,036,046,047,048,049, 063,064,065,066,067,068,069, 070,071,072,073,075,085,086, 090,091,092,093,096,099,100, 101,102,103,106,109,110,111, 112,113,117,118,119,121,125, 131,136,215,216,217,218,233

DISTRICT 38 SENATOR Mujtaba Mohammed (D)

Precincts: 008,009,010,011,012,013,014, 015,016,020,021,022,023,024, 025,026,027,030,031,038,039, 040,041,051,052,053,054,055, 056,079,107,126,135,141,146, 200,212,213,237

DISTRICT 40 SENATOR Joyce Waddell (D)

Precincts: 003,004,005,006,028,029,033, 042,043,044,045,060,061,062, 082,083,084,094,095,104,105, 108,115,116,123,124,130,132, 149,201,203,204,205,219,220, 221,234,235,236

DISTRICT 39 SENATOR DeAndrea Salvador (D) Precincts: 037,050,057,058,059,074,076, 077,078,087,088,097,098,114, 120,122,129,137,138,139,140, 144,147,148,225,226,227,228, 229,230,231,232, 243

DISTRICT 41 SENATOR Natasha Marcus (D)

Precincts: 080,081,089,127,128,133,134, 142,143,145,150,151,202,206, 207,208,209,210,211,214,222, 223,224,238,239,240,241,238, 239,240,241,242

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NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The NC House of Representatives has 120 members. Elections for all 120 seats are held every 2 years. At the beginning of each session, the members of the House choose a Speaker, who presides over the business of the House. In extraordinary cases, such as in the 2003-04 biennium, when the house was evenly divided between the two political parties, co-Speakers may be chosen. As in the Senate, the most important duty of the Speaker is to appoint the members to the various standing committees.

DISTRICT 92 REPRESENTATIVE Terry Brown (D)

Precincts: 008,009,010,018,019,020,021, 022,032,037,038,048,049,050, 051,052,058,059,071,074,078, 098,147

Precincts: 023,024,031,039,040,053,122, 138, 200,228,229,230,243

DISTRICT 98 REPRESENTATIVE John R. Bradford, III (R)

DISTRICT 99 REPRESENTATIVE Nasif Majeed (D)

DISTRICT 100 REPRESENTATIVE John Autry (D)

DISTRICT 101 REPRESENTATIVE Carolyn Logan (D)

DISTRICT 88 REPRESENTATIVE Mary Belk (D)

Precincts: 004,060,083,095,104,115,116, 123,201,203,205,219,221,234, 235,236

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Precincts: 005,006,007,017,033,034,035, 036,045,046,047,062,063,064, 066,084, 094,108,117,125,130

Precincts: 127,133,134,142,143,202,206, 207, 208,240,241,242

Precincts: 012,041,079,080,081,089,150, 209, 210,211,222,223,224

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NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONT’D…

DISTRICT 102 REPRESENTATIVE Becky Carney (D)

DISTRICT 103 REPRESENTATIVE Rachel Hunt (D)

DISTRICT 104 REPRESENTATIVE Brandon Lofton (D)

Precincts: 001,002,003,011,013,014,015, 027,028,029,030,042,043,044, 054,056, 061,109,124

Precincts: 085,090,091,096,099,102,103, 113,118,136,215,216,217,218, 220,227, 233

Precincts: 057,065,067,068,069,070,072, 073,075,076,077,086,092,093, 100,101,106,110,111,112,119, 120,121,131

DISTRICT 105 REPRESENTATIVE Wesley Harris (D)

DISTRICT 106 REPRESENTATIVE Carla Cunningham (D)

DISTRICT 107 REPRESENTATIVE Kelly M. Alexander (D)

Precincts: 087,088,097,114,129,137,139, 140, 144,148,225,226,231,232

Precincts: 082,105,107,126,132,141,146, 149, 204,212,237

Precincts: 016,025,026,055,128,135,145, 151, 211,213,214,238,239

Current Term = January 2021 to December 2022 for NC House 50

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NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: HOUSE/SENATE CONT’D… Senate The Senate has 50 members. Elections for all 50 seats are held every two years. The Lieutenant Governor is the President of the Senate; however, his/her main duty is to cast a deciding vote in the case of a tie. At the beginning of each biennium, the Senate chooses a President pro Tempore, who presides in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor. The most important duty of the President pro Tempore is to appoint the members to the various standing committees in the Senate.

House of Representatives The House of Representatives has 120 members. Elections for all 120 seats are held every 2 years. At the beginning of each session, the members of the House choose a Speaker, who presides over the business of the House. In extraordinary cases, such as in the 2003-04 biennium, when the house was evenly divided between the two political parties, co-Speakers may be chosen. As in the Senate, the most important duty of the Speaker is to appoint the members to the various standing committees.

Law making Much of the work of the General Assembly is done by standing committees. These committees consider the bills introduced into the two houses, hold hearings, make such changes and amendments as they think necessary, and report their findings back to their respective chambers. If the report on the final version of the bill is favorable, it comes up for debate on the floor of the House or Senate. After final passage in one chamber, the bill is then sent to the other chamber, where the same events occur. A bill passed by both houses is then sent to the Governor, who may either veto the bill, or sign it into law.

For more information on the NC General Assembly, visit: nc.gov, ncpedia.org, ncleg.gov

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NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: A LITTLE MORE INFO…

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Public/Elected Officials for Federal Offices (North Carolina/ Mecklenburg County)

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NORTH CAROLINA FEDERAL OFFICES: US SENATE & US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The State of NC has 2 Senators in the US Senate and 13 Representatives in the US House of Representatives. Mecklenburg County has 2 US House of Representatives covering Congressional House Districts 9 and 12. District 9 is also shared with other NC Counties. District 12 consists of mainly Mecklenburg County and a portion of Union County.

US SENATE SENATOR Thom Tillis (R)

US SENATE SENATOR Richard Burr (R)

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DISTRICT 9 US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRESSMAN Dan Bishop (R)

DISTRICT 12 US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONGRESSWOMAN Alma Adams (D)

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All NC District 12 Precincts November 2022 Election

Current Term = Six (6) years for US Senate; Two (2) years for US Congress For more information, visit: adams.house.gov, danbishop.house.gov, tillis.sentate.gov, burr.sentate.gov 54

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WHAT DO THE US SENATE & US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEAN TO ME? The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the federal government of the United States, and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Congress meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Both senators and representatives are chosen through direct election, though vacancies in the Senate may be filled by a gubernatorial appointment. Congress has 535 voting members: 435 representatives and 100 senators. The House of Representatives has six non-voting members representing Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia in addition to its 435 voting members. Although they cannot vote in the full house, these members can address the house, sit and vote in congressional committees, and introduce legislation. The members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms representing the people of a single constituency, known as a "district". Congressional districts are apportioned to states by population using the United States Census results, provided that each state has at least one congressional representative. Each state, regardless of population or size, has two senators. Currently, there are 100 senators representing the 50 states. Each senator is elected at-large in their state for a sixyear term, with terms staggered, so every two years approximately one-third of the Senate is up for election. To be eligible for election, a candidate must be aged at least 25 (House) or 30 (Senate), have been a citizen of the United States for seven (House) or nine (Senate) years, and be an inhabitant of the state which they represent. Some services provided by your Congressional District House Representative: • Art Competition, • Flags, • Help with a Federal Agency • Internships • Military Academy Nominations • Passports • Tours & Tickets • Congressional Commendation • Presidential Greeting The Congress was created by the Constitution of the United States and first met in 1789, replacing in its legislative function the Congress of the Confederation. Although not legally mandated, in practice since the 19th century, Congress members are typically affiliated with the Republican Party or with the Democratic Party and only rarely with a third party or independents.

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NORTH CAROLINA FEDERAL OFFICES

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Joseph R. Biden (D)

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Kamala Harris (D)

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The President The President is both the head of state and head of government of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. Under Article II of the Constitution, the President is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress. Fifteen executive departments — each led by an appointed member of the President’s Cabinet — carry out the day-to-day administration of the federal government. They are joined in this by other executive agencies such as the CIA and Environmental Protection Agency, the heads of which are not part of the Cabinet, but who are under the full authority of the President. The President also appoints the heads of more than 50 independent federal commissions, such as the Federal Reserve Board or the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as federal judges, ambassadors, and other federal offices. The President has the power either to sign legislation into law or to veto bills enacted by Congress, although Congress may override a veto with a two-thirds vote of both houses. The Executive Branch conducts diplomacy with other nations, and the President has the power to negotiate and sign treaties, which also must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. The President can issue executive orders, which direct executive officers or clarify and further existing laws. The President also has unlimited power to extend pardons and clemencies for federal crimes, except in cases of impeachment. And though millions of Americans vote in a presidential election every four years, the President is not, in fact, directly elected by the people. Instead, on the first Tuesday in November of every fourth year, the people elect the members of the Electoral College. Apportioned by population to the 50 states — one for each member of their congressional delegation (with the District of Columbia receiving 3 votes) — these Electors then cast the votes for President and Vice President. There are currently 538 electors in the Electoral College. The Vice President The primary responsibility of the Vice President of the United States is to be ready at a moment’s notice to assume the Presidency if the President is unable to perform his duties. This can be because of the President’s death, resignation, or temporary incapacitation, or if the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet judge that the President is no longer able to discharge the duties of the presidency. The Vice President also serves as the President of the United States Senate, where he or she casts the deciding vote in the case of a tie. Except in the case of tiebreaking votes, the Vice President rarely actually presides over the Senate. Instead, the Senate selects one of their own members, usually junior members of the majority party, to preside over the Senate each day.

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Let’s talk about Presidential Appointments… We covered earlier that the President can appoint judges the Federal Courts. The President appoints to nearly 2,000 U.S. Government Agencies as well!

Presidential Elections: When we’re considering who we choose for President, we must understand that they have full authority to appoint to so many areas, including judicial, that run the operations of our Nation. For more information, visit usa.gov/agencies

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References Mecklenburg County Board of Elections - https://www.mecknc.gov/BOE/Pages/default.aspx North Carolina State Board of Elections - https://er.ncsbe.gov/ North Carolina Democratic Party – https://www.ncdp.org/leaders/ North Carolina Democratic Party - https://www.ncdp.org/ NCDP Congressional 9th District - https://www.facebook.com/nc9dems/ NCDP Congressional 12th District - https://nc12thcd.org/our-district/ NCDP Plan of Organization - https://www.ncdp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/CurrentPlan-v3-06-08-2019.pdf Certificate of Ascertainment - https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoralcollege/2016-certificates/pdfs/ascertainment-north-carolina.pdf Mecklenburg County Democratic Party - https://www.meckdem.org/ African American Caucus of Mecklenburg County Democratic Party https://www.facebook.com/aacofmeck/ Mecklenburg County Advisory Boards/Commissions https://www.mecknc.gov/CountyManagersOffice/BOCC/AdvisoryBoards/Pages/Default.aspx Mecklenburg County Government - https://www.mecknc.gov/Pages/Departments-main.aspx Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney - http://charmeckda.com/OfficeStructure.php NC Courts – https://www.nccourts.gov NC Courts Contact Directory - https://www.nccourts.gov/locations/mecklenburgcounty/contact-directory Clerk of Superior Court - https://www.nccourts.gov/learn/court-officials#section-clerks-ofsuperior-court Office of the Sheriff - http://www.mecksheriff.com/index.asp Register of Deeds - https://www.mecknc.gov/ROD/Pages/default.aspx Mecklenburg Soil & Water Conservation District https://www.mecknc.gov/LUESA/WaterandLandResources/Conservation/Pages/Board-ofSupervisors.aspx Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board - https://www.wearecms.com/apps/pages/boe North Carolina Supreme Court - https://www.nccourts.gov/courts/supreme-court and https://ballotpedia.org/Supreme_Court_of_North_Carolina North Carolina Court of Appeals - https://www.nccourts.gov/courts/court-ofappeals/biographies-of-the-judges and https://ballotpedia.org/North_Carolina_Court_of_Appeals North Carolina Superior Court - https://www.nccourts.gov/learn/court-officials#sectionsuperior-court-judges and https://ballotpedia.org/North_Carolina_Superior_Courts North Carolina District Court (District 26) - https://www.nccourts.gov/courts/district-court Charlotte City Council Boards/Commissions https://charlottenc.gov/CityClerk/Pages/BoardsandCommissions.aspx Charlotte City Council - https://charlottenc.gov/Pages/Home.aspx Town of Cornelius Boards/Commissions - https://www.cornelius.org/FormCenter/Town-Forms3/Committee-Appointment-Form-37 Town of Cornelius Government - https://www.cornelius.org/218/Elected-Officials Town of Davidson Boards/Commissions - http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/72/BoardsCommissions Town of Davidson Government - http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/75/Mayor-Commissioners 58

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References, Cont.’d Town of Huntersville Boards/Commissions - https://www.huntersville.org/262/AdvisoryBoards-Commissions Town of Huntersville Government - https://www.huntersville.org/169/Local-Government Town of Matthews Boards/Commissions https://www.matthewsnc.gov/pview.aspx?id=20706&catid=566 Town of Matthews Government https://www.matthewsnc.gov/pview.aspx?id=20705&catid=566 Town of Mint Hill Boards/Commissions https://www.minthill.com/boards_committees.php?Boards-Committees-1 Town of Mint Hill Government - https://www.minthill.com/ Town of Pineville Boards/Commissions http://www.pinevillenc.gov/Government/Boards/tabid/207/Default.aspx Town of Pineville Government - http://www.pinevillenc.gov/Government/tabid/99/Default.aspx Town of Stallings - https://www.stallingsnc.org/Our-Community/Residents/Town-Services Contact Governor Cooper - https://governor.nc.gov/contact/contact-governor-cooper North Carolina Government - https://www.nc.gov/government North Carolina Governor - https://governor.nc.gov/ North Carolina Boards & Commissions - https://bc.governor.nc.gov/ North Carolina Lieutenant Governor - https://ltgov.nc.gov/ National Governors Association - https://www.nga.org/consulting/powers-and-authority/ North Carolina Council of State - https://www.nc.gov/government/NC-GOVERNMENT North Carolina Attorney General - https://ncdoj.gov/ North Carolina Auditor - https://www.auditor.nc.gov/pub42/ North Carolina Department of Agriculture - http://www.ncagr.gov/ North Carolina Department of Insurance - https://www.ncdoi.gov/ North Carolina Department of Labor - https://www.labor.nc.gov/ North Carolina Secretary of State - https://www.sosnc.gov/ North Carolina State Treasurer - https://www.nctreasurer.com/Pages/default.aspx North Carolina Public Schools - http://www.ncpublicschools.org/ State Legislative Government - https://ncpedia.org/government/state/legislative Lawmaking - https://strongernc.org/ncga-how-a-bill-becomes-a-law/ North Carolina General Assembly - https://www.ncleg.gov/ Congresswoman Alma Adams - https://adams.house.gov/ Congressman Dan Bishop - https://danbishop.house.gov/ Senator Thom Tillis - https://www.tillis.senate.gov/ Senator Richard Burr - https://www.burr.senate.gov/ White House Executive Branch - https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/theexecutive-branch/ USA Government Agencies - https://www.usa.gov/agencies

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ADDRESS 3020 Prosperity Church Road PMB 248 Charlotte, NC 28212

PHONE Phone: 980.202.3349

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