With NO public notice, NO public engagement and NO public vote, the Raleigh City Council announced delaying elections until November 2022 and eliminating the option for a runoff in favor of a plurality vote.
Because of US Census delays, most NC municipalities can’t hold valid elections this fall. The solution was to move them to March 2022, when statewide primary elections are on the calendar. However, the Raleigh City Council asked for a special delay until November 2022.
Livable Raleigh is ready to do everything we can to reinstate the voice of Raleigh citizens.
The Recall Petition Drive is underway. We had a very successful launch at the Historic Carousel House at Chavis Park on July 17 (read the press release here). It was a standing-room-only event with coverage by several media outlets.
Are you a notary and would like to volunteer to help notarize completed petitions?
Contact us! LivableRaleigh@gmail.com
Watch this space to see new events as they are scheduled.
Do you want to host an event in your neighborhood?
Does your neighborhood have a clubhouse you can use?
Or would you prefer to hold an event at your home?
Would you just like to canvass your neighborhood door-to-door?
Email us at LivableRaleigh@gmail.com and we will help you plan a successful event.
Are you aware of any public events where we might set up a booth for petition signatures? Let us know!
Want to be sure YOUR voice is counted? CHECK HERE to make sure your voter registration is up to date and correct.
Please note that recall petitions must be signed with the same name as the person’s voter registration.
North Carolina’s top elected officials and media agree that what the Raleigh City Council did was wrong.
Let’s put Raleigh‘s elections back in the hands of the voters.
“the citizens of Raleigh haven’t had an opportunity to comment on any of this… It’s not a public resolution because it was done in a closed meeting”
“The last thing we need is for city council members to emerge from a figurative smoke-filled room with a decision bearing no public input”
“Decisions about local elections like these should involve more open discussion and public input”