Voter numbers surge in Jackson County

Cheryl Sanders
April 19, 2018

Early voting for the Tuesday, May 8 primary election has begun.

Early voting ends at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

In some cases, the primary will decide who wins contests where no candidate of an opposing party filed for the November 6 general election. Ballots also can be dropped off at six locations around the county: Central Point library, 116 S. Third St.; Eagle Point library, 239 W. Main St.; Ashland library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd.; Rogue River library, 412 E. Main St.; Phoenix library, 510 W. First St.; and Jackson County Elections, 1101 W. Main St., Medford. "Early Voting is the most convenient way to participate in the process". The May 18 meeting, Scott said, is for board members to review any absentee ballots received after May 7 to see if they are postmarked prior to the May 8 primary date.


There will be no early voting on Sundays across Guilford County. Although commissioner candidates live in specific districts, they run countywide, so Wake County voters who cast a Democratic ballot will have a say in all five races.

Other races on the ballot, depending on your address, include seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and on the Durham County Board of Education.

Voting hours at Cocke County's 19 precincts are from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. They may also register at the Pope County Health Unit from 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. or at the Department of Motor Vehicles from 7 a.m.to 6 p.m. May I change my party affiliation at an early voting location? .


For a map of early voting sites or to look up the voting sites in your county, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections portal here.

One-stop voting starts Thursday at the Halifax Agricultural Center.

For more information, contact the McDowell Board of Elections at 652-7121, ext.


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