Our reporters have spent months interviewing candidates and dissecting issues to bring you a comprehensive guide to voting in Raleigh. We have analysis on the Wake Tech bond, the presidential and gubernatorial elections, the State Superintendent race, where Wake’s own John Tedesco is in the running, and profiled almost every candidate that will be elected by Raleigh voters; state house and senate, U.S. House and a host of county seats.
|Letter from the Editor
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By Brent Laurentz
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By Jennifer Wig
Voting early? Absentee? There are lots of ways to cast your ballot in Wake County. >>
|On the Ballot: The Wake Tech Bond
By Ariella Monti
Wake voters will decide this fall on a new bond to expand Wake Technical Community College. >>Shifts in North Carolina Politics
By Will Huntsberry
Once upon a time Republicans took North Carolina for granted in their presidential campaigning. >>Wake Co. Commission Candidates Hope for Bipartisanship
By Ariella Monti
Republicans will remain in control of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, but candidates hope that there will be less partisanship.>>
State Superintendent Candidates Aren’t Big On Policy
Profiling the Candidates
We spoke with almost every candidate running for a seat in Raleigh. We asked each candidate the same set of questions based on important issues in her or his particular race, and we followed up if we felt like we didn’t get a straight answer. The bulk of this guide consists of those answers, transcribed by our reporters and edited to fit in the space we have available. But what you read here are the candidates’ own words, unscripted.
We did not provide the questions ahead of time. In some cases the candidate refused to speak with us, most notably Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, because we would not negotiate on providing the questions in advance. We felt it would not be fair to other candidates and we did not want scripted answers — that would not be fair to you.