We want to hear from you. What issues are most important to you this election year?

This is an important election year in North Carolina, and we need your input to help set the course of the conversation.

How?

We are launching an important and long-lasting conversation between you and the leaders and influencers in our state: the North Carolina Influencer Series.

You will be a crucial part of this conversation. We hope you will join us in keeping the dialogue focused on the policy issues that matter most.

So, how does it work? We'll ask you questions here over the next six months about what issues matter to you and the concerns and curiosities you have about public policy in your state. After you've weighed in, we'll hold a public vote to see what responses resonate most with our readers. Finally, we'll survey the influencers and bring them together for live public events to discuss solutions to the challenges you identify.

We are talking with our readers about the major topics in North Carolina this election year.

This week, we asked readers what questions about <b>LGBTQ issues</b> in North Carolina matter most to them.

We heard from you. Now we would like your vote to tell us which reader-submitted question is most pressing in our state.

This will help guide our coverage and direct the questions we ask our Influencers. Thank you for being a crucial part of this conversation!