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Early Voting For July General Elections, Runoffs Underway In Parts Of North Carolina

Early voting for general elections, boards of education and sheriff’s office second primaries are now underway in multiple counties and municipalities across the state.

For those who may have already forgotten, primary elections were held in May throughout North Carolina. In several cases, the primaries didn’t determine a winner of a particular race and now some North Carolinians have the chance to head back to the voting booth and vote again for the candidate of their choice.

Where races are being held, voters can vote early now through July 23. For those who are unable to make it out to vote early, general elections will be held on Election Day – July 26.

General elections will be held in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hickory, Mooresville and Sanford. Other towns, including Cary, New Bern, Rocky Mount and Statesville are holding runoff elections for different positions in each town. In addition to the four municipalities holding runoffs, the Franklin County Board of Education and the Jackson County Board of Education (District 2) also have runoff elections.

Second primaries for sheriff’s elections are underway in Graham County (Republican candidates) and in Wake County (Democratic candidates).

If you live in a part of North Carolina that doesn’t have a general election or runoff this month, your next opportunity to vote will come beginning on Oct. 20 when early voting begins for the Nov. 8 election. This fall’s early voting runs from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has some helpful information that you can find below:

Click here to check your voter registration and obtain your sample ballot for the July elections (if applicable).

Click here for more information on July’s elections.

Click here for more information on early voting.

You can click here to find out the local election dates for all of the contests being held where you live.


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