- Tuesday is primary election day across North Carolina, but not many people seem to care.
In other election news, the Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement is scheduled to hear an appeal brought by Jerry Lowery regarding the decision of the Swain County Board of Elections to dismiss his challenge against Curtis Cochran, who is running for a third term as Swain County Sheriff.
The polls are open from 6:30 a.m.to 7:30 p.m. In addition, there will be one day of early voting from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Lazy Acres, that section of Marion County across the lake abutting the Missouri state line.
We'll have local and national coverage throughout the night on air and online on our main election results tracker page.
Voters will cast ballots at 2,700 precincts statewide on Tuesday.
Washington Terrace Park, which was one of two High Point polling places during early voting, won't be used for voting today.
Absentee ballots may not be turned in at a polling place except to be surrendered and voided, in which case the voter would vote in person at their precinct.
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Under state law, independent voters - as well as those registered as having no party affiliation - can choose to vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary.
Legislative and regional primary elections are spurring more interest this year because they are more competitive than usual, a reflection of a political environment in which Democrats are energized by their opposition to President Donald Trump. The Democratic ballot has only the candidates to run for governor in the fall - Leticia Sanders and Jared K. Henderson. Registered Republicans make up about 32 percent of all voters and almost 22 percent had no party affiliation.
"I actually voted for Manchin", Dobson said. Due to an early press time for Wednesday's newspaper, results stories will be in the Thursday edition of the Williamson Daily News.
Also, North Carolina is an open primary state, so unaffiliated voters can choose whether they want to vote in the Republican, Democratic or Libertarian primaries.
Do I need an ID to vote? Voters in these counties will be able to return their ballot via mail or at any ballot drop box located in their county.
According to the unofficial count from the Grant County Election Office, almost one thousand more people visited the polls for the 2018 Primary Election.
This is the first year in which the cutoff to avoid a runoff has been lowered from 40 percent of the primary vote total to 30 percent. So far, election forecasts for the Senate seat and the Governor's race have been classified as being safely Democratic, according to polls research.