Congressional primary slated for June 7

Staff Report

The Congressional Primary will be held on June 7. On the ballot will be the U.S. House of Representatives District 5. On the Republican ballot, the candidates will be Patricia Margaret Curran and Virginia Ann Fox. On the Democrat ballot will be James Henry Roberts Sr., Charles Ronnie Wallin and Joshua Ethan Brannon.

The NC Supreme Court Associate Justice (Edmunds’ seat) candidates, Michael Rivers Morgan, Daniel Gray Robertson, Robert Holt Edmunds Jr. and Sabra Jean Faires, will be on both ballots and also the unaffiliated ballot. Voters whose party has no candidates running in this primary may select an unaffiliated ballot.

Deadline for voter registration is May 13 by 5 p.m. for the Congressional Primary.

Absentee by Mail will begin on April 18 and be available until May 31 at 5 p.m.

One-Stop (Early) Voting will be held upstairs in the Planning, Permitting and Elections building. The hours will be: May 26 and May 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; May 31 through June 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and June 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The office will be closed on May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Anyone who missed the registration deadline may register and vote at the same time at the One-Stop (Early) voting site. There also will be curbside voting available during this time.

Everyone will be required to show Photo ID. There are several types that will be accepted, Driver’s License/Permit (may be expired up to four years), or if license expired after 70th birthday, DMV issued ID card (may be expired up to four years), US Passport/Passport Card (unexpired), Military ID Card (unexpired, if there is an expiration date on it), Veterans ID Card (unexpired, if there is an expiration date on it), Certain Tribal Enrollment Cards.

Voters who are unable to obtain an acceptable photo ID, due to reasonable impediment (lack of proper documents, family obligations, transportation problems, work schedule, illness or disability among others), may still vote a provisional ballot at the polls.

Photo ID is not required to cast a mail-in absentee ballot. Absentee ballot request forms are available online from our website, the State Board of Elections website, or in our office.

Curbside voters, voters who cannot enter the polling place without assistance because of age or disability, may vote from their vehicle but must show acceptable photo ID, or another acceptable document with their name and address (current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document).

Canvass for this Election will be June 14 at 11 a.m.

Filing for Soil and Water will begin on June 13 at noon and end on July 1 at noon.

The Elections Office is open Monday through Friday of each week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Staff Report

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