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Early voting finished Saturday. According to election director Faye Gill for the Vance County Board of Elections, “ The grand total for entire Early Voting is 2,793.” Vance County has 28,471 registered voters, which means 9.8 percent of eligible voters in Vance County voted early.
When compared to the May 2018 primary in Vance County, which held a Democratic Primary race for Sheriff, 18.39 percent of eligible voters cast a vote in 2018. Just a head-to-head comparison would lead you to believe that half of those who will vote have already done so early.
But this is a Presidential election year and Super Tuesday.
If you go back to the March 2016 primary election – the last Presidential Election year – almost 32 percent of eligible Vance County voters cast a vote, which would be an indication that so far this year a little less than one third, or more specifically about 30.6 percent, of the people who are planning to vote have already done so early.
The Polls are open Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All absentee ballots must be returned by Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 5 p.m. or must be postmarked by March 3, 2020, and received in the Board of Elections Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.
Voters WILL NOT be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. This injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.