There’s a lot on the ballot this year including Wake County school board and county commissioners.
The school board makes decisions about issues such as school assignment, bell schedules and instructional programs.
County Commissioners provide funding for our schools, including capital funding for building our school facilities. It matters who holds these local offices!
PTAs can and should help educate their school communities about elections. Non-partisan voter education is vitally important! Please use this guide to help educate your school community.
Election Day: November 6, 2018
Absentee Voting Begins: September 7, 2018
Last Day to Register to Vote: October 12, 2018
Voters can register to vote and vote on the same day only during early voting. You cannot register to vote and vote the same day on Election Day, November 6, 2018.
Early Voting Begins: October 17, 2018
Last Day to submit Absentee Ballots: October 30, 2018
Last Day of Early Voting: November 3, 2018
More information can be found at:
Bond 2018 - Capital Improvement Program
The Wake County Board of Education and the Wake County Board of Commissioners developed a $543 million bond package of new school construction and major renovations.
The new schools and renovations will create safe and healthy learning environments for children and will help to retain and recruit the best teachers.
Bond money will be allocated for classroom technology and school security upgrades improving student and teacher safety.
Bond financing is the most cost-effective and fairest way to pay for new schools and renovations because new businesses and new residents share the cost of repaying the bonds over the 20 years.
The bond will pay for construction and design of 7 new schools and major renovations to 11 additional schools. The 7 new schools include one high school, one middle school and five elementary schools. The 11 renovation projects include one high school, three middle schools and seven elementary schools.
Citizens can find information on the capital improvement program at the following website: www.wcpss.net/2018bond
School Board Elections
All 9 districts (or seats) of the Wake school board are on the ballot November 6th. The General Assembly made changes to Wake school board elections in 2013, mandating all 9 districts to run at the same time. Historically, these elections have taken place in odd numbered years and the seats were staggered.
These local elections are critically important and are on the back side of the ballot. Please communicate to your PTA membership the importance of voting the whole ballot.
All candidates for Wake school board are listed below in alphabetical order.
Voters will see the school board candidates for their school district listed on their ballot. District 1: Don Mial; Heather Scott; Jim Thompson
District 2: Monika Johnson-Hostler, incumbent, unopposed
District 3: Roxie Cash, incumbent; Shaun Pollenz
District 4: Keith Sutton, incumbent, unopposed
District 5: Jim Martin, incumbent; Logan Martin
District 6: Christine Kushner, incumbent, unopposed
District 7: Kathy Hartenstine, incumbent, unopposed
District 8: John Crowe; Lindsay Mahaffey, incumbent; Bob Melone
District 9: Bill Fletcher, incumbent, unopposed
County Commission Elections
Candidates for commissioner run in districts but the elections are county-wide. This means every Wake County voter can vote for one candidate in each race. There are 7 elected members of the county commission.
All candidates for Wake county commission are listed below in alphabetical order. Commissioners run county-wide and are voted on by all voters. All commissioner districts are listed on your ballot and youcan vote for one candidate in each of these races (districts).
District 1: Sig Hutchinson, incumbent; Greg Jones; Tim Jowers
District 2: Matt Calabria, incumbent; Frann Sarpolus
District 3: Jessica Holmes, incumbent, unopposed
District 4: Kim Coley; Susan Evans
District 5: James West, incumbent, unopposed
District 6: David Blackwelder; Greg Ford, incumbent
District 7: Vickie Adamson; Alex Moore
Citizens can find their districts for school board and county commission at the following website: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/voter_search_public/