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Early voting ends Saturday; Election Day is Tuesday

Posted on May 12, 2022

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All Wilson County sample ballots for Tuesday’s election are posted on the county Board of Elections wall. Early voting at the 112 Douglas St. elections office ends Saturday. Election Day voters will cast ballots at their precinct polling places.

Brie Handgraaf | Times

All Wilson County sample ballots for Tuesday’s election are posted on the county Board of Elections wall. Early voting at the 112 Douglas St. elections office ends Saturday. Election Day voters will cast ballots at their precinct polling places.

Sondra Lucas fills out her ballot on April 28, the first day of early voting at the Wilson County Board of Elections office.

Brie Handgraaf | Times

Sondra Lucas fills out her ballot on April 28, the first day of early voting at the Wilson County Board of Elections office.

All Wilson County sample ballots for Tuesday’s election are posted on the county Board of Elections wall. Early voting at the 112 Douglas St. elections office ends Saturday. Election Day voters will cast ballots at their precinct polling places.

Brie Handgraaf | Times

All Wilson County sample ballots for Tuesday’s election are posted on the county Board of Elections wall. Early voting at the 112 Douglas St. elections office ends Saturday. Election Day voters will cast ballots at their precinct polling places.

Sondra Lucas fills out her ballot on April 28, the first day of early voting at the Wilson County Board of Elections office.

Brie Handgraaf | Times

Sondra Lucas fills out her ballot on April 28, the first day of early voting at the Wilson County Board of Elections office.

Sondra Lucas fills out her ballot on April 28, the first day of early voting at the Wilson County Board of Elections office.
All Wilson County sample ballots for Tuesday’s election are posted on the county Board of Elections wall. Early voting at the 112 Douglas St. elections office ends Saturday. Election Day voters will cast ballots at their precinct polling places.

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An average of 238 Wilson County residents per day have taken advantage of early voting, which ends Saturday.

Wilson County has 46,993 registered voters, and by midday Thursday, 2,858 had cast a ballot. That includes 19 who availed themselves of one-stop voting, which allows residents to register and bubble in a ballot on the same day.

“I’ve always advocated for people to come out and vote to express their opinions,” said Wilson County Elections Director Rená Morris. “Early voting participation has been steady.”

Voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Board of Elections’ 112 Douglas St. office in downtown Wilson. Those who plan to vote on Election Day can do so from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at their precinct polling place. Visit https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ to find your voting location.

Residents who normally head to Wilson Fire/Rescue Services Station 4 to vote will instead visit Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 1100 Forest Hills Road NW, due to structural issues at the fire station. Election officials say the switch is temporary and expect voting at Station 4 to resume for November’s general election.

There are four Wilson City Council seats on the ballot, but the majority of the races are primaries to determine which candidates will earn their party’s nomination and a place on the Nov. 8 ballot.

“Whenever you go to vote and are unaffiliated, you’ll have to state which party to vote in or if you wish to vote the nonpartisan ballot,” Morris said, adding that nonpartisan ballots with no partisan primaries are only available for District 3, 5, 6 and 7 residents. “Regardless of whatever you decide in terms of party, if you’re living in a City Council district that is on the ballot, all of the candidates in that race will be included on your ballot.”

Primaries for N.C. Senate District 4, North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District and the state’s U.S. Senate seat are on the ballot. Republican voters have one state Supreme Court and two N.C. Court of Appeals primaries. Contests for all seven Wilson County Board of Commissioners seats and N.C. House District 24 are slated for November.

“In some of the races, particularly the congressional one, there are a lot of candidates to choose from,” Morris said. “It is always good to do your homework and research before heading to cast a ballot.”

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