Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Charlotte primary election voting results

For official results of the Sept. 15 primary, check the Mecklenburg Board of Elections.

For District 1 City Council, which covers Merry Oaks, Patsy Kinsey had 67.02 percent of the votes with all precincts reporting.

For District 5 City Council, which covers areas just east of Merry Oaks, Nancy Carter had 60.97% percent of the votes with all precincts reporting.

For District 2 City Council, James (Smuggie) Mitchell, Jr. had 81.07 percent of the votes with all precincts reporting.

Top four at-large Democratic candidates: Patrick Cannon, Susan Burgess, David Howard and Darrin L. Rankin.

Top four at-large Republic candidates:
Edwin B. Peacock III, Matthew Ridenhour, Tariq Scott Bokhari and Jaye Rao.

Republican primary for mayor: John Lassiter.

Voter turnout was 4.33%, according to the Board of Elections website.

The turnout map from the Board of Elections appears to show turnout of more than 10 percent in two precincts near Merry Oaks: Midwood Baptist Church at 2029 Mecklenburg Avenue in Plaza Midwood (Precinct 15) and Shamrock Gardens Elementary School at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School, covering parts of Plaza Midwood and Country Club Heights (Precinct 44). At Shamrock, turnout totaled 12.56 percent.

Precinct 29, at Merry Oaks Elementary School at 3508 Draper Ave., totaled just over 5 percent in turnout.

Turnout was more than 10 percent in the southern piece of the Charlotte pie that generally mirrors the Myers Park High School attendance zone.

Precinct 16, at East Stonewall Ame Zion Church at 1729 Griers Grove Rd. in northwest Charlotte, also had more than 10 percent turnout.

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