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POP QUIZ

POP QUIZ

Welcome to the YES! Weekly Pop Quiz, where we ask politicians and public servants about their jobs. This week, we address questions to members of the Winston-salem City Council about the upcoming elections. The rules are simple: No research, no callbacks.

Questions

1. When does one-stop voting begin for the general municipal election in Winston-salem?

2. What percentage of registered voters turned out for the 2005 municipal elections in Winston-salem?

3. How many municipalities in the state have partisan municipal elections like Winston-salem?

Correct Answers

1. Oct. 15

2. 11 percent

3. Out of 551 municipalities in the state, Winston-salem is one of only nine that holds partisan elections.

Wanda Merschel, northWest Ward:

1. It’s like 23 days before. [X]

2. 13 percent [X]

3. I don’t know; we’re the only one in our metropolitan statistical region that does. [X]

Dan Besse, southWest Ward:

1. I think its Aug. 27 for the primary; for the general election, it’s Oct. 15. [ ]

2. It was sorry; I believe it was in the neigborhood of 10 percent. [ -]

3. Fewer than 20; probably closer to a dozen. [X]

ViVian Burke, northeast Ward:

1. I would rather you look that up. [X]

2. [X]

3. [X]

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