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WPLN asked Nashville’s mayoral candidates questions from listeners. Freddie O’Connell and Alice Rolli’s answers offer a look into two very different candidates.
Nashville early voting ended this weekend with a total of 68,319 Nashvillians — or about 14% of registered voters — making their decisions on a ballot headlined by the mayoral runoff between candidates Freddie O’Connell and Alice Rolli.
Staffing polls is just one element of ensuring an election runs smoothly — and it’s not always easy.
Among the biggest cities in the U.S., Nashville stands apart because it lacks a dedicated tax to fund transit. Establishing one would likely mean a ballot referendum, put forth by the mayor and decided on by voters. Both mayoral finalists have said they plan to do this.
In three weeks, the mayoral election may decide whether Nashville takes significant climate action.
The two candidates running to be Nashville’s next mayor are on opposite ends of the political spectrum. But one thing they agree on is the need to increase enrollment in the city’s public school system.
Over the first few weeks of July, Freddie O’Connell gathered more than twice as much in donations as Alice Rolli, and he has double the funds in hand for the runoff sprint.
In the days since the election, several maps have emerged that detail the roughly 101,000 votes in Nashville’s mayoral race.
More than 100 candidates are vying for more than 40 elected offices across Nashville on an Election Day that should bring clarity to the race to be the city’s next mayor. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — and unlike the early voting period, residents must go to their assigned polling locations.