Politics

Vi Lyles makes history as Charlotte’s first female African American mayor; details on how Mecklenburg county voted

Democratic nominee Vi Lyles won the mayoral race in Charlotte on Tuesday against her Republican opponent Kenny Smith. Lyles is the first African American woman to take that office in Charlotte.

Lyles won 59 percent to Smith’s 40.7 percent. A map from North Carolina’s State Board of Elections shows that Lyles won the vote through a majority in each district except for 6 and 7, which is most of south Charlotte and where City Council seats went to two Republicans.

Here is a breakdown of how each precinct voted in Mecklenburg County. You can view the interactive map here.

Charlotte’s City Council will continue to hold a 9-2 majority, with all four at-large candidates being democrats. You can see the unofficial results of the at-large candidates below.

Julie Eiselt DEM 73,168 17.28%
Braxton Winston II DEM 69,868 16.50%
James (Smuggie) Mitchell, Jr. DEM 69,617 16.45%
Dimple Ajmera DEM 61,720 14.58%
John K. Powell, Jr. REP 48,185 11.38%
Parker Cains REP 43,990 10.39%
David Michael Rice REP 34,676 8.19%
Steven J. DiFiore II LIB 21,458 5.07%
Write-In (Miscellaneous) 639 0.15%

Overall, 148,098 out of 705,381 registered voters came out to the polls, or 21 percent.

For other Mecklenburg towns and school board results, click here.

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