Monroe residents got a chance to hear from their mayoral and city council candidates Tuesday night, thanks to a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.
Surluta Anthony, John Ashcraft, Margaret Desio and Debra Duncan
Kyle Hayes, Bobby Kilgore and Lynn Keziah vie for mayor's job.
The field for Monroe mayor became more crowded Friday, when Council member Lynn Keziah filed to be the third candidate running for the office.
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.
Local leaders oppose two similar bills in the N.C. General Assembly to reduce early voting programs.