How does local government affect you? Does your opinion matter? Can you make a difference? The City of Raleigh Museum will explore these questions in a new exhibit. The People’s Politics: Local Democracy in Raleigh tells the story of city government and democracy at a local level, from the election of Raleigh’s first Mayor in 1795 to issues facing current and future mayors. Using research from city council minutes and artifacts from the museum’s collection, this interactive exhibit highlights the citizen role in law-making, giving visitors the opportunity to examine significant decisions from Raleigh’s past, and cast their vote on current challenges facing citizens and leaders of our growing city.