Tag: 2023 election coverage

  • Charlotte Mayor Vi Alexander Lyles advances from Democratic primary

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    The primary election in Charlotte, North Carolina, was on Sept. 12, 2023. Candidates competed to advance to the general election on Nov. 7, 2023. The filing deadline to run was on July 21, 2023. Candidates ran for Charlotte City Council and mayor of Charlotte. Incumbent Vi Alexander Lyles (D) defeated Lucille Puckett (D) in the…

  • Fewest number of incumbents running for this cycle’s state executive offices since 2011

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    The number of incumbents running in this year’s state executive elections—20—is the fewest in the past four cycles for these offices. These are the 36 executive positions that voters decide in three states—Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi—in the year prior to each presidential election. The number of incumbents running for re-election for these offices has declined…

  • Voters of at least three Michigan cities will decide ranked-choice voting ballot initiatives in November

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    Voters of at least three cities in Michigan—East Lansing, Kalamazoo, and Royal Oak—will decide on ranked-choice voting (RCV) initiatives on Nov. 7, 2023. The initiatives would provide that RCV would go into effect when state law is changed to allow local governments to enact RCV. As of 2023, state law prevents localities from using RCV…