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City of Winston-Salem Local Governance Structure

  1. City of Winston-Salem Local Governance Structure Input/Feedback Form

    Thank you for your time in taking this short survey. Your responses are anonymous. Survey feedback will be provided to the Local Governance Study Commission.

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    1. The City of Winston-Salem currently has eight single-member districts (referred to as wards). City Council Members in wards are elected only by voters within their ward. The mayor is elected at-large. At-large elected officials are elected by all voters in the city. Do you think having additional members elected at-large would be beneficial for carrying out City business?

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    If at-large members were added to the City Council, please indicate which of the following scenarios would be your preference:

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    2. City Council Members are currently elected to four-year terms. Do you think Council Members should be elected every two years or every four years?

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    3. City Council Members are currently all elected at the same time. Do you believe City Council Members should have staggered terms, meaning half of the Council is elected every four years?

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    4. City Council Members are currently elected in even years at the same time as many State and National elections. Do you believe City Council elections should take place in odd years?

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    5. City Council elections are currently carried out on a partisan basis, meaning that political affiliation (Republican, Democrat, etc.) is shown on the ballot and that partisan primaries take place in advance of the general election. Do you think City Council elections should be non-partisan in nature?

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    6. Currently, the Mayor only votes to break a tie. Should the Mayor be required to vote on all action items before the City Council?

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    7. Currently, the Mayor is elected at-large by all voters of the city. Do you think the Mayor should be elected by the voters of the City or appointed by the City Council?

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