Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Polls close as voters weigh in on host of issues, races

Polls close as voters weigh in on host of issues, races

For those who need to register to vote, lucky for you it has never been more simple to do so.

In past elections, precincts would send their vote totals to the county elections office via modem shortly after closing, allowing officials to tabulate them quickly.

Pittenger beat Harris by 134 votes in the 2016 GOP primary in the 9th Congressional District which includes parts of Charlotte and its suburbs, along with poor counties and areas close to Fort Bragg.

The polls have closed in OH, where voters are choosing Democratic and Republican nominees who will vie for the governor and U.S. Senate in this fall's general election.

She said she wasn't intentionally violating election laws.

Coupled with few races, there were no nonpartisan contests or local referendums, resulting in no unaffiliated ballot. The Senate race is attracting national attention.

Just one school board seat, District 3, had a primary, along with only one countywide race, that of Clerk of Superior Court.

A little over 4 percent of the state's 6.9 million registered voters cast ballots before Tuesday through early in-person or traditional absentee voting.

All 80 seats in the California State Assembly, 20 of the 40 seats in the California State Senate, all 53 seats of California's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, and California's Class 1 seat in the U.S. Senate, now held by Dianne Feinstein (D), are up for election this year.

In Marion County, early voting will be at the courthouse for both weeks, but there will also be early voting held in Bull Shoals from Monday through Friday, April 14-18.

"They've been watching television, with all those ads, getting excited about (that race)" only to be disappointed they can't vote in it, he said. There are 13,201 registered voters in the county. Click thislink, and select "Register to Vote Now".

Harris won Tuesday among GOP voters and now must take on Democrat Dan McCready, a Marine veteran who has raised nearly $2 million to compete in the 9th district, where Trump's victory was narrower than elsewhere in North Carolina.

Legislators should consider increasing the campaign period in adding four to 10 days at the beginning of the election calendar for on-demand elections, meaning voting day would fall on a Saturday 32 to 38 days after the writs are issued, Archer said in his report.

Washington Terrace Park, which was one of two High Point polling places during early voting, won't be used for voting today.

"There's all this talk about what does this mean for November?" he said.

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