Live Results: Mayoral Primaries in Charlotte, Greensboro, Lexington, and Louisville

With five statewide primaries Tuesday, municipal elections won't receive top billing. That said, voters in four of the nation's 100 most populous cities1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2020 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area. will select nominees for mayor. 

Kentucky

Polls close at 6:00 PM Eastern Time.

Louisville

Louisville is the 29th largest city in the United States, with a population of 633,000.  The mayor is Democrat Greg Fischer. He is ineligible to run due to term limits.

Fischer won his third term in 2018 by a 61% to 37% margin over his Republican opponent. The city has not had a Republican mayor since the late 1960s.

Eight Democrats and four Republicans are competing for their respective party's nomination. The winners will meet in the November 8 general election.

Lexington

Lexington is the 57th largest city in the United States, with a population of 323,000.  The mayor is Linda Gorton. She is seeking a second term after being elected with 63% of the vote in 2018.

Unlike in Louisville, mayoral elections here are nonpartisan. In addition to Gorton, there are three other candidates on the ballot. The top two finishers will advance to the November 8 general election.

North Carolina

These two elections were postponed from 2021 due to redistricting delays.  They coincide with Tuesday's statewide primary. Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.

Charlotte

Charlotte is the 16th largest city in the United States, with a population of 875,000. The mayor is Democrat Vi Lyles, who is seeking her third two-year term. In 2019, Lyles won reelection with 77% of the vote.

Lyles has three challengers for the Democratic nomination. There are two Republicans in that party's primary. Winners will meet in the July 26 general election.

Greensboro

Greensboro is the 70th largest city in the United States, with a population of 299,000. The mayor is Nancy Vaughan. She was first elected in 2013.

Unlike in Charlotte, mayoral elections here are nonpartisan. In addition to Vaughan, there are three other candidates on the ballot. The top two finishers will advance to the July 26 general election.

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