Early voting opens this week

Published 11:22 am Thursday, October 20, 2022

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This year’s general election will be held on Nov. 8, but voters have a chance to fill in their ballots beforehand when One-Stop early voting starts this week.

The statewide early voting period runs from Thursday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 5. Times, dates, and locations, however, vary from county to county.

Gates County will have one early voting location at the Gates County Community Center, located at 130 US 158 West, Gatesville. The site will be open each weekday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the early voting period. Voters can also cast their ballots on three Saturdays, Oct. 22, Oct, 29, and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call the Gates County Board of Elections at 252-357-1780.

A number of federal, state, and local races will be on the ballot this year.

All registered voters in the local Roanoke-Chowan area will be able to cast ballots for US Senate and US House of Representatives (District 1). US Senate candidates include Matthew Hoh (Green Party), Cheri Beasley (Democrat), Shannon W. Bray (Libertarian), and Ted Budd (Republican). US House candidates are Don Davis (Democrat) and Sandy Smith (Republican).

Statewide races that voters in all counties will cast their ballots for include several court seats. Those races are as follows:

NC Supreme Court Associate Justice – Seat 3: Richard Dietz (Republican) and Lucy Inman (Democrat)

NC Supreme Court Associate Justice – Seat 5: Sam J. Ervin IV (Democrat) and Trey Allen (Republican)

NC Court of Appeals Judge – Seat 8: Julee Tate Flood (Republican) and Carolyn Jennings Thompson (Democrat)

NC Court of Appeals Judge – Seat 9: Brad A. Salmon (Democrat) and Donna Stroud (Republican)

NC Court of Appeals Judge – Seat 10: John M. Tyson (Republican) and Gale Murray Adams (Democrat)

NC Court of Appeals Judge – Seat 11: Darren Jackson (Democrat) and Michael J. Stading (Republican)

All four counties in the Roanoke Chowan area are included in NC State Senate District 3. The two candidates in that race are Bobby Hanig (Republican) and Valerie Jordan (Democrat).

Other races included on Gates County’s ballot are as follows:

NC House of Representatives – District 5: Howard Hunter III (Democrat) and Bill Ward (Republican)

NC Superior Court Judge – District 1, Seat 1: Eula E. Reid (Democrat) and R. Andrew Womble (Republican)

NC District Court Judge – District 1, Seat 1: Robert P. Trivette (Republican)

NC District Court Judge – District 1, Seat 2: Jeff Moreland (Republican)

NC District Court Judge – District 1, Seat 3: Meader Harriss (Republican)

District Attorney – District 1: Jeff Cruden (Republican)

Board of Commissioners – Eure District: Jonathan T. Craddock (Democrat) and Chris Odom (Republican)

Board of Commissioners – Gates District: Brian Keith Rountree (Democrat)

Board of Commissioners – Gatesville District: Jack Owens (Democrat) and Emily Truman (Unaffiliated)

Clerk of Superior Court – Monica Horton-Wiggins (Democrat) and Marsha Faulk Langston (Unaffiliated)

Sheriff – Ray Campbell (Democrat)

Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor: R.E. Miller III and Rick H. Morgan.

Gates County voters who did not cast ballots during the One-Stop period can vote in the General Election, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Traditional polling places in the county will be open that day from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

More information about voting can be found on the State Board of Elections website ncsbe.gov