Please vote!

Today is Election Day and there are many local positions that are being hotly contested in the Charlotte region.  Incumbent Anthony Foxx is being challenged by Scott Stone in the mayoral race, there are 14 candidates on the ballot for three at-large spots on the school board, and Davidson, my hometown, Cornelius and Huntersville are also experiencing some aggressively-run political campaigns this time around.

As we look ahead to 2012, it is interesting to think what hosting the Democratic National Convention will bring to Charlotte and the Lake Norman area.  Visit Lake Norman, the convention and visitors bureau, is gearing up for an influx of visitors related to the convention – lobbyists, special interest groups, their families.  Will people realize how wonderful Charlotte and the Lake Norman region are?  Will more people want to relocate here?  Will there be a big increase in business of all types?  Time will tell.

In the meantime, please vote today. 

Here’s the Charlotte Observer’s voter’s guide:

Please exercise your right to vote!