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Election Day: Scenes from Wilson County primary voting

Posted on May 19, 2022

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Election Judge John Barnes waits for voters beside the tabulating machine Tuesday at the Reid Street Community Center, the polling place for Wilson Precinct R.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election Judge John Barnes waits for voters beside the tabulating machine Tuesday at the Reid Street Community Center, the polling place for Wilson Precinct R.

Election official Elaine Harrison, left, helps voter Portia Hardison with curbside voting Tuesday at the Wilson Precinct J polling place, the Wilson County Rescue Squad.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election official Elaine Harrison, left, helps voter Portia Hardison with curbside voting Tuesday at the Wilson Precinct J polling place, the Wilson County Rescue Squad.

Election official Brenda Wilson places a sign warning campaigners not to encroach too close to the Wilson M precinct polling place at Wells Elementary School.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election official Brenda Wilson places a sign warning campaigners not to encroach too close to the Wilson M precinct polling place at Wells Elementary School.

Election official Joyce Johnson waits for voters Tuesday at the Laddie T. Bell Community Center, the polling place for Wilson Precinct B.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election official Joyce Johnson waits for voters Tuesday at the Laddie T. Bell Community Center, the polling place for Wilson Precinct B.

Wilson City Councilman Logan Liles, left, and Wilson County Board of Education Vice Chairman Henry Mercer sit on the back of a pickup truck Tuesday outside the Wilson County Rescue Squad, the polling place for Wilson Precinct J.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Wilson City Councilman Logan Liles, left, and Wilson County Board of Education Vice Chairman Henry Mercer sit on the back of a pickup truck Tuesday outside the Wilson County Rescue Squad, the polling place for Wilson Precinct J.

Election official Barbara Poole, left, points voter Charles Wairia to the vote tabulating machine at the Precinct J polling place, the Wilson County Rescue Squad.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election official Barbara Poole, left, points voter Charles Wairia to the vote tabulating machine at the Precinct J polling place, the Wilson County Rescue Squad.

Election official Kenisha Bellamy carries signs welcoming voters to the polls just prior to the 6:30 a.m. start of voting Tuesday at Wells Elementary School, the Wilson Precinct M polling place.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election official Kenisha Bellamy carries signs welcoming voters to the polls just prior to the 6:30 a.m. start of voting Tuesday at Wells Elementary School, the Wilson Precinct M polling place.

Election official Kenisha Bellamy carries signs welcoming voters to the polls just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wells Elementary School, the polling place for Wilson Precinct M.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election official Kenisha Bellamy carries signs welcoming voters to the polls just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wells Elementary School, the polling place for Wilson Precinct M.

Election Judge John Barnes waits for voters beside the tabulating machine Tuesday at the Reid Street Community Center, the polling place for Wilson Precinct R.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election Judge John Barnes waits for voters beside the tabulating machine Tuesday at the Reid Street Community Center, the polling place for Wilson Precinct R.

Election official Elaine Harrison, left, helps voter Portia Hardison with curbside voting Tuesday at the Wilson Precinct J polling place, the Wilson County Rescue Squad.

Drew C. Wilson | Times

Election official Elaine Harrison, left, helps voter Portia Hardison with curbside voting Tuesday at the Wilson Precinct J polling place, the Wilson County Rescue Squad.

Election official Elaine Harrison, left, helps voter Portia Hardison with curbside voting Tuesday at the Wilson Precinct J polling place, the Wilson County Rescue Squad.
Election official Brenda Wilson places a sign warning campaigners not to encroach too close to the Wilson M precinct polling place at Wells Elementary School.
Election official Joyce Johnson waits for voters Tuesday at the Laddie T. Bell Community Center, the polling place for Wilson Precinct B.
Wilson City Councilman Logan Liles, left, and Wilson County Board of Education Vice Chairman Henry Mercer sit on the back of a pickup truck Tuesday outside the Wilson County Rescue Squad, the polling place for Wilson Precinct J.
Election official Barbara Poole, left, points voter Charles Wairia to the vote tabulating machine at the Precinct J polling place, the Wilson County Rescue Squad.
Election official Kenisha Bellamy carries signs welcoming voters to the polls just prior to the 6:30 a.m. start of voting Tuesday at Wells Elementary School, the Wilson Precinct M polling place.
Election official Kenisha Bellamy carries signs welcoming voters to the polls just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wells Elementary School, the polling place for Wilson Precinct M.
Election Judge John Barnes waits for voters beside the tabulating machine Tuesday at the Reid Street Community Center, the polling place for Wilson Precinct R.

dwilson@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7818

Nearly one in five registered Wilson County voters participated in Tuesday’s primaries and Wilson City Council elections, according to unofficial results.

Preliminary vote totals from the county Board of Elections show 9,734 of 54,814 voters cast a ballot in the contest, a 17.76% turnout. That’s slightly below the 20.45% participation Wilson County saw for primary contests in the 2018 midterms. The 2022 figures could fluctuate slightly when the elections board certifies its results following a post-election canvass.

While voters made their choices Tuesday, Wilson Times journalist Drew C. Wilson visited several polling places and documented the exercise in local democracy in the images shown above.

WINNERS AND LOSERS

To read coverage of Tuesday’s election results, click on the bolded hyperlinks below. Each link should open a new browser window or tab.

Don Davis, Sandy Smith prevail in US House primaries

Fitch, Newton win NC Senate primaries

Incumbents retain Wilson City Council seats

Stroud holds off Freshwater-Smith in Court of Appeals primary

No political hot potatoes in precinct meal

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