Your Local Elected Officials touch your everyday lives more than federal representatives. Engaging at all levels of our democracy can help break the tangle of oppressive practices and policies. Think your vote doesn’t matter? See what’s on the ballot in 2023, and think again.
Races that will be on the ballot in 2023:
MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL
Oversee the general administration of day-to-day city operations, including police & fire departments, arts & parks, local taxes, economic development, water & sewer management, and zoning. They hire the City Manager and prepare the annual budget.
LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS
Local school boards were the explicit targets of multiple bills during the 2023 legislative session as lawmakers attempted to instill formally partisan values into the education system, showing the importance of these boards. They decide where kids go to school, classroom sizes, and even what textbooks are used.
LOCAL WATER, SEWER, AND SANITATION
Commissioners and trustees work to protect clean water, address sanitary and sewer concerns, and make sure utilities run smoothly.
Find your ballot, check your registration, and see your voting precinct at demnc.co/lookup. Problems or questions? Call 888-OUR-VOTE