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Davidson (Unofficial) Election Results

by | Nov 2, 2021

The initial results are in, and more than 2,900 voters cast ballots in the 2021 election.

Mayor Rusty Knox was re-elected – without opposition.

The projected members of the new Town Board are: Jane Campbell, Autumn Rierson Michael, Matt Dellinger, Tracy Mattison Brandon, and Ryan Fay. Of note, the results will not be certified until November 18. Additionally, the Board of Elections will count any absentee ballots that arrive before Friday – provided the ballot is postmarked by Election Day.

Many Davidson residents took advantage of the option to vote early at the Davidson Branch Library. Typically, Davidson voters have to go to Cornelius Town Hall to cast their votes before Election Day but this year was different. Charlotte delayed their 2021 municipal elections due to the impact of the 2020 Census data. However, the six municipalities in Mecklenburg County (Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville) were not impacted by the Census and were able to proceed. With the extra resources available, the Mecklenburg Board of Elections set up localized early voting locations.

The county reported that 1661 Davidson voters cast early ballots – with more than 1600 cast at the library.

Election Day results reflected that fewer than 1300 Davidson voters opted to wait until November 2 to cast their ballots.

Iredell County reported that 42 residents in the Davidson Pointe neighborhood participated in the Town election.

Readers might remember that in 2017 voters in Iredell County determined the fifth seat on the Town Board. Based exclusively on the results from Mecklenburg County, resident Shana Erber would have been elected by a 2-vote margin. However, David Sitton earned 14 more votes than Erber in Iredell County and earned the fifth seat on the Town Board.

This year, however, the differential between the #5 and #6 vote recipients was nearly 700 votes.

The current Town Board will hold their last official meeting on Dec. 7. The meeting on Dec. 14 will be strictly ceremonial to mark the swearing in of the Mayor and Commissioners.

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