Three good reasons for you to vote
- Your vote can make a big difference in who wins a local election.
How just one person voted − or didn’t vote − determined the winners in over 30 North Carolina cities in 2021. Your vote matters!
- The City Council makes decisions affecting nearly every part of your life −
affordable housing, police conduct, new jobs, parks, street repair, transit, neighborhood zoning. But you decide who wins!
- Listen to what other voters say about why they’re voting . . .
“. . . too many of my ancestors died for me not to be using my right to vote.” – Kristen Marion
“. . . city elections can be very close, so my one vote could have a big impact.” – Angelica Robles
“. . . it’s not just about who’s president. Who runs local government directly affects me.” – Austin Padilla
“. . . I want someone in city hall fighting for issues important to our community.” – Robert Dawkins
This 2022 voter guide for Greenville
is produced by Democracy NC and Common Cause, which are not affiliated with any party or candidate.
This Guide provides responses from the candidates and vital information about the voting process. Some candidates did not provide a website. One question asked candidates to choose a topic to address from these 3 topics: affordable housing; police accountability and community relations; or jobs for youth.
For questions about voting, call the Pitt Co. Board of Elections at 252-902-3300 or the Elections Hotline at 888-687-8683. Two useful websites are NCVoter.org and NCVoterGuide.org
What does the City Council do?
The Mayor and the 6 other Greenville City Council members make a wide range of decisions affecting your life. They hire and supervise the city manager, who hires the police chief and other department heads, who all report to the manager. The Council sets policies and priorities and oversees the many functions of local government, including:
- The Police & Fire Departments
- Zoning & Building Code Enforcement
- Economic & Community Development
- Streets, Sidewalks & Road Repair
- Electric & Natural Gas Service
- Recreation, Parks & Arts Programs
- Affordable Housing
- Bus Service & Bike Paths
- Tax Rates & the City Budget
- Anti-Discrimination Ordinances
- Water, Waste Disposal & Recycling
- City Govt. Employee Wages & Benefits
- Aquatics & Fitness Center
- Appointments to Boards & Committees
May 17 is also the Democratic and Republican primary for choosing their nominees for the November election. Preview all the choices on your entire ballot at demnc.co/poll
Resources for Voters
- NCVoter.org – to learn how to register or check your registration status, vote by mail, locate your Election Day poll, or call a Hotline with your questions.
- NCSBE.gov – NC State Board of Elections website with same info as above; the State Board’s Hotline is 866-522-4723.
- Vote411.org – League of Women Voters resource with candidate debate info, links to look up your polling place, etc
- NCVoterGuide.org – Local voter guides and loads of information about voting.
Where to vote early, April 28-May 14
Best Choice: Take advantage of evening, weekday and weekend hours to vote early. You can also register to vote during Early Voting.
GREENVILLE AND PITT COUNTY EARLY VOTERS
5 locations are open weekdays (Mon.-Fri.), April 28-May 13, 8 am-7:30 pm; two Saturdays, May 7 and May 14, 8 am-3 pm; and one Sunday, May 8, 1 pm-5 pm:
- Agricultural Center, 403 Government Circle, Greenville
- Community Schools Building, 4561 County Home Rd., Greenville
- County Office Building, 1717 W. 5th St., Greenville
- ECU Student Center, Room 125, 501 E. 10th St., Greenville
- Winterville Fire Station, 2593 Railroad St., Winterville
Preview all the choices on your entire ballot at ncvoter.org/your-ballot-and-precinct
Questions? Call 888-OUR-VOTE (888-687-8683) or visit NCVoter.org
Adapted from voter guides by Democracy NC & Common Cause.