Prepping for the Polls: What to Look for on This Year’s Ballot


Graphic promoting the 2019 High Point Bond Project

This time last week we were gearing up to get out and vote! Now that the primaries are over, it’s time to start thinking about the general election which is right around the corner, November 5th to be exact. Do you know what will be on the ballot when you walk into that poll booth? It’s short and sweet but that doesn’t make it any less important.
On November 5th you will be voting for your Mayor, your City Council and a no tax increase bond. Wait, what? A bond you say? If you are wondering what this bond is for, you are not alone.
The $50 million bond breaks down like this:  $22 million for safer roads, $21.5 million for Parks & Recreation and $6.5 million for affordable housing.  This bond does not increase taxes thanks to the sound stewardship of our leaders and the city’s financial stability, which is recognized with a AAA rating.
The goal of the bond is three-fold:

1.  Improvements to our roads which means they will be safer to walk to school, church. grocery stores and bus stops.

2. Build a state of the art facility for our Active Adults (did you know we are an NC Retirement community?) and make improvements as well as upgrades to the largest municipal pool in the area, which will provide overall inclusion and accessibility of one of our best parks.
3. Create an affordable housing redevelopment that is inline with the goal of removing blight and raising property values in the city.
The City and those who have developed this Bond believe these three points fit directly into their vision of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America!
Renderings for an apartment complexes that would be funded by the High Point bond projcet Renderings inside of a new community center that would be funded with the High Point Bond Project
Now, it’s your turn to decide.
The following video, put together by the City of High Point, we believe will help educate you to make an informed decision on your vote.
If you still have questions, you have a few options to get answers:

Direct message the City of High Point on their social media Visit the High Point website Attend a public information session. The first one will be at the High Point Public library on October 17th from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.

Whoever you vote for, and whatever you vote for, the most important thing is GET OUT AND VOTE!

Discovering our High Points,

The HP Discovered Team