The annual Convention held last Saturday was a big success with a packed room, inspiring speeches from our local candidates and our candidates for the US House, NC Senate and NC House. (For information on each, check out the Candidates button.)
We elected our 14 candidates to the 10th District Convention May 5 and left with our tummies full of a delicious breakfast thanks to the Women's Club and Johhny Metcalf on the grill.
Thanks to all who came.
All early voting takes place at the Board of Elections office in the Womack Building. Early voting starts Thursday, April 19 and ends Saturday, May 5.
Election Day is Tuesday, May 8 and on that day you must vote in your precinct. voting hours
Vote early if you can. During early voting you can register or correct your voting address. On May 8, it is too late to register or make any changes.
To cast an absentee vote you must request that an absentee ballot from the local Board of Elections be mailed to you. It must be completed and returned to the BOE by mail, fax or email and received by them no later than May 1. You can print an Absentee Ballot Request Form here
There will be no primary races for judges. The NC Legislature cancelled primaries for judicial races and made them partisan. Political affiliation of the candidates will be listed on the ballot.
The annual County Convention is this Saturday, March 31 in the Steps to Hope meeting room across from the Post Office parking lot. We kick it off with the Women's Club Country country breakfast at 9 am. The meeting follows at 9:30 and features short speeches from all our great candidates - local, statewide and national. For info on each of them, click on the Candidates button at the top.
Get fired up for the coming Blue Wave!
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