Voters are heading to the polls in Raleigh, Cary, Wake County and the City of Durham to choose from candidates in a variety of local races. For more information or to find out where to vote, in Durham call the Board of Elections at 560-0700 or go to

In Wake County, call the Board of Elections at 856-6240 or go to

Note that early voting ends on Oct. 8, and the elections are on Oct. 11.

Here are the Independent‘s endorsements:

Mayor: Charles Meeker

Council members at-large (vote for two): Russ Stephenson, Joyce Kekas

Council District A: Paul Anderson

Council member at-large: Julie Aberg Robison

Council District A: Ed Yerha

Council District C: Jack Smith

Wake County
Board of Education District 1: Lori Millberg

District 2: Wanda Weeks Denning

District 7: Patti Head

District 9: Eleanor Goettee

Mayor: Bill Bell

City Council, Ward 1: Cora Cole-McFadden

City Council, Ward 2: Regina Stanley-King

City Council Ward 3: Mike Woodard