Thousands of voters will take to the polls today to decide the next wave of leaders in Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough.

All you need to do is just show up. The question is, where do you go?

The State Board of Elections has your back:


In Durham, Mayor Steve Schewel, who founded the INDY in 1983,  is up for re-election, facing off against challenger Sylvester Williams. In the city council race, incumbents Javiera Caballero, Jillian Johnson and Charlie Reece are up against challengers Joshua Gunn, Daniel Meier, Jacqueline Wagstaff.

Durham voters will also decide whether to commit $95 million in tax payer funds to an affordable housing bond. 

Chapel Hill’s election will pit Mayor Pam Hemminger against grassroots organizer Joshua Levenson. In the town council race, incumbents Jess Anderson, Susan Hunter, Michael Parker and Nancy Oates will face challengers Tai Huynh, Amy Ryan and Renuka Soll. 

Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle is running for re-election unopposed, while Board of Aldermen incumbents Damon Seils and Sammy Slade will go up against challengers Susan Romaine, Matt Clements, Steve Friedman and Matt Neil. 

In Hillsborough, Jenn Weaver is running unopposed for Mayor after longtime mayor Tom Stevens opted not to seek an eighth term. In the Board of Commissioners race, incumbents Mark Bell, Matt Hughes and Evelyn Lloyd will face challenger Kevin Mason. 

Read out full list of endorsements here. 

And get your butt to the polls!