Durham Holds Municipal Primary Election Tuesday

Mayor and two council seats on ballot

graphic image of a ballot being cast in front of the NC state flag

Durham voters will choose candidates for mayor and two city council seats Tuesday in one of dozens of municipal primaries across North Carolina.

Seven candidates are on the ballot for the Durham mayor seat held since 2017 by Steve Schewel, a Duke alumnus and visiting assistant professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He’s not seeking re-election.

Primary voters will also choose one of four city council candidates in Ward 1 and one of three vying for a council seat in Ward 2.

Polling places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The municipal election is Nov. 2. Wake County and Orange County will also hold municipal elections on that day.

For more information, visit the Durham County Board of Elections website here. To find your polling place, visit the NC State Board of Elections.

Duke University is committed to ensuring every member of the community who is eligible to vote has the opportunity. More information can be found online on the university voting policy.