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WHQR News brings you up-to-date Elections 2011 converage.Mayoral candidates gathered for an election forum on October 24th at WHQR where media panelists and audience members asked the candidates questions on a variety of issues.

One-Stop Voting Begins Thursday

Wilmington, NC – WHQR is hosting live forums for the Wilmington City Council and Mayoral races on Monday, October 24th, from 7-9 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm on a first-come, first served basis.

Election Day is November 8th, but North Carolina residents can head to the polls starting tomorrow for One-Stop Absentee Voting. WHQR's Michelle Bliss reports that the turnout for municipal elections across the Cape Fear region is traditionally only a small fraction of registered voters.

In the 2009 municipal elections, less than 20 percent of New Hanover County's 84,000 registered voters cast their ballots.

In Brunswick County, 31 percent of voters made it to the polls, while 28 percent participated in Pender County. New Hanover County will have One-Stop voting stations set up at the Board of Elections office, the main library branch downtown, and the senior center on South College Road.

Brunswick and Pender residents will find One-Stop voting areas in both counties' board of elections offices.

See One-Stop Voting locations and schedules for New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties.

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