Early voting continues as mayoral candidates debate local issues

Mecklenburg County Director of Elections, Michael Dickerson says with this big of a race for the mayor seat, he believes that could bring in voters and says the county is hoping for at least 10 percent turn out by the end of Election Day.

With a crowded race for Mayor, potential candidates are still pulling for votes. On Thursday night candidates responded to hot issues, including the street car, Charlottes corridors and violence in the city.

Those in attendance say the debate helped them decide who they want the next leader of the city to be.

“I got a chance to understand what the candidates are about because I was kind of undecided and after today and actually seeing them and listening to what they have to say and listening to the plans for our great city, I made my decision.” Voter, Michael Coleman, said.