Overview and Live Results: Charlotte and Greensboro Mayoral Elections

Two of the nation's 100 largest cities,1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2021 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area. both in North Carolina, hold mayoral elections on Tuesday. These were postponed from 2021 due to delays in redistricting.

Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.


Charlotte is the 16th largest city in the United States, with a population of 880,000. The mayor is Democrat Vi Lyles, who is seeking her third term. In 2019, Lyles won reelection with 77% of the vote. 

The Republican nominee is Stephanie de Sarachaga-Bilbao. The city's last Republican mayor was Pat McCrory, who served from 1995-2009.

Mayors in Charlotte normally serve two-year terms. However, this term will be shorter due to the postponement; the next election is in November, 2023.


Greensboro is the 69th largest city in the United States, with a population of 298,000. The mayor is Nancy Vaughan. She was first elected in 2013. Differing from Charlotte, mayoral elections here are nonpartisan and terms are four years.

Vaughan (45% of the vote) and Justin Outling (35%) were the top two finishers in the May primary. They advanced to Tuesday's general election.


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