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Cornelius News

​Vote early or late: Polls open Tuesday 6:30 am to 7:30 pm

Nov. 6. ​By Dave Vieser​. In ​dueling ​newsletter​s​​ hours before Election Day​, ​two ​Cornelius Town Board members have come out swinging. C​ommissioner Dave Gilroy has criticized ​three commission candidates ​about ​their campaign​s, which got a lift—depending on if you like attack ads—from ​a ​builder who was active in the Huntersville elections two years ago. ​The builder​ took out full-age ads in The Citizen and The Herald attacking candidate Kurt Naas, one of the original leaders of the anti-toll movement. (Cornelius Today does not accept negative or attack advertisements.)​ ​



​Duke wasted no time, saying Gilroy “is an incredibly bright commissioner who has for years openly cried for two more like-minded ideologues in order to push his personal agenda for our Town. Make no mistake about it, Dave sees Kurt Naas as an ally that would support his agenda.​”​

​About Naas, Gilroy said: “Our whole community has extraordinary respect and gratitude for Kurt given his amazing grass-roots opposition leadership and research, analysis, and insight around the I-77 tolls debacle.”

​There are 11 candidates for Town Board in tomorrow’s non-partisan municipal election.​ Four are incumbents; 7 are newcomers, although one, William Rakatansky, served on the Town Board in the 1990s.

Voting for Cornelius Mayor and​ five​ commission​ seats​, as well as one School Board member and ​the ​C​harlotte Mecklenburg School Bond​, ​begins at 6:30 am ​tomorrow. Cornelius Today hosted a community forum with the candidates in early October

There are four Election Day polling places in Cornelius: Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive; Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Road; Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, and Cornelius Town Hall. ​Polls close at 7:30 pm.

​To check and see which polling place is yours, contact the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections: (704) 336-2133.