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Charlotte, Raleigh, other cities hold elections Tuesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Residents in some of North Carolina’s largest cities are choosing their mayors and council members, or whittling down the number of candidates for November.

Municipalities in nearly two dozen counties — many of them in urban areas — hold elections Tuesday.

In Charlotte, current Mayor Dan Clodfelter and former Mecklenburg County Commission chair Jennifer Roberts are in a runoff for the Democratic nomination. The winner takes on Edwin Peacock, who won the Republican primary last month, in next month’s general election.

Raleigh voters will choose between Mayor Nancy McFarlane and challenger Bob Weltzin. The leading vote-getter wins a two-year term.

Raleigh city council seats are on the ballot. The races have been marked by debate over recent efforts to limit nightlife along downtown city streets.

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