News: Elections

Jul. 20, 2013 @ 05:17 PM

Keziah challenges Kilgore for mayor

The field for Monroe mayor became more crowded Friday, when Council member Lynn Keziah filed to be the third candidate running for the office. 


Jun. 28, 2013 @ 11:31 AM

County free to make electoral changes

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Tuesday morning. 


Apr. 02, 2013 @ 05:25 PM

Voting restrictions draw criticism

Local leaders oppose two similar bills in the N.C. General Assembly to reduce early voting programs.


Dec. 01, 2012 @ 09:22 AM

Just how extreme is North Carolina's new Lt. Governor?

 North Carolina will have a new and very different Lt. Governor come January. Dan Forest is an extremely conservative Republican from Raleigh who, though the son of a congresswoman, has never before served in elected office. An architect by training, Forest defeated Democrat Linda Coleman by a razor-thin margin in a race that wasn’t officially settled until more than a week after Election Day.


Nov. 19, 2012 @ 07:06 PM

Myrick's son wins lieutenant governor election

The trailing Democratic Party candidate for lieutenant governor said Monday she won’t seek a statewide recount, admitting that a new tally was unlikely to make up the nearly 6,900 votes she needs. And it would cost North Carolina’s 100 counties at least $1.5 million to recount.


Nov. 17, 2012 @ 06:06 PM

Unopposed candidates raised most for election

Below is campaign finance information for all the local candidates who opened finance committees with the Union County Board of Elections. All contributions and disbursments are reported by the individual campaigns and are public record.