Early voting tops one million statewide

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2022

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Anticipation is building as the date of the 2022 mid term election draws nearer.

The General Election is less than one week away and that fact has generated a final push towards the finish line for federal, state, and local candidates on this year’s ballot.

The number of One Stop (early voting) ballots cast through Monday of this week stands at 1,069,676.

To date, the majority (39.36%) of the One Stop votes have been cast by those registered as Democrats. Republican voters have cast 30.90 percent of the One Stop ballots through Thursday of this week while Unaffiliated voters represent 29.52 percent of the One Stop balloting.

White voters have cast the highest percentage (73.58%) of One Stop ballots statewide through Oct. 31. Black voters have cast 18.62 percent of those ballots.

To date, there have been more females (51.99%) than males (44.10%) casting One Stop ballots in North Carolina.

One Stop locations throughout the Roanoke-Chowan area have been busy since the early voting period opened on Oct. 20. Through Monday of this week, 1,768 One Stop votes had been cast in Bertie County followed by 1,685 in Northampton County, 1,570 in Hertford County, and 1,247 in Gates County.

Those seeking to cast a vote prior to the Nov. 8 General Election can do so in their county of residence.

There is a One Stop voting site in Gates County at the Community Center located next to the high school. That site is open each weekday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. during the early voting period. Voters can also cast their ballots on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The General Election is slated for Tuesday, Nov. 8. Traditional polling places in Gates County will be open that day from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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