Early voting on Republican, Democratic runoffs begins

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Early voting begins today across the region for the second primary election. Ballots include selections for the Democratic nomination for the N.C. Commissioner of Labor and the Republican nominations for five races: N.C. Lieutenant Governor, N.C. Commissioner of Insurance, N.C. Secretary of State, N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction and 11th Congressional District.

Here’s who may cast ballots in the runoff, according to the Buncombe County Board of Elections:

  • All Democrat and Republican voters may participate in this election.
  • Unaffiliated voters who voted Democrat in the first primary, may only vote Democrat in the second primary.
  • Unaffiliated voters who voted Republican in the first primary, may only vote Republican in the second primary.
  • Unaffiliated voters who voted Unaffiliated in the first primary, may not vote in the second primary.
  • Unaffiliated voters who did not vote in the first primary, may vote in the second primary and vote their choice of ballot, if a ballot choice is applicable to the county or precinct in which they reside.

Early voting will continue until Saturday, July 14, with Election Day following on Tuesday, July 17. Until then, voters may cast a ballot at a variety of locations across the 17 westernmost counties of North Carolina. Here’s where:

In Avery County

Cast early-voting ballots at the Avery County Board of Elections offices, located in the Avery County Courthouse Annex, at 200 Montezuma St. in Newland. The office will be open extended hours — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — during early voting, and will be open one Saturday, on July 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Caleb Hogan, deputy director of the Avery County Board of Elections, recommends that voters follow the signs and take the side entrance. The office will be closed on July 4.

For more information, visit the Avery County Board of Elections website or call 828-733-8282.

In Buncombe County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Buncombe County Office of Election Services at 35 Woodfin St. in Asheville. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 4. Voters may request Mail-in Absentee applications from the Office of Election Services, P.O. Box 7468, Asheville, NC 28802.

Visit the Buncombe County Office of Election Services website or call 828-250-4200 for more information.

In Cherokee County

Cast early-voting ballots for the second primary Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the offices of the Cherokee County Board of Elections, at 17 Peachtree St., Suite B, in Murphy. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be closed on July 4.

Visit the Cherokee County Board of Elections website or call 828-837-6670 for more information.

In Clay County

Cast early-voting ballots for the second primary Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the offices of the Clay County Board of Elections at 54 Church St. in Hayesville. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visit the Clay County Board of Elections website or call 828-389-6812 for more information.

In Graham County

Cast early-voting ballots for the second primary Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the offices of the Graham County Board of Elections, at 18 Court St., in Robbinsville. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 3 and 4.

Visit the Graham County Board of Elections website or call 828-479-7969 for more information.

In Haywood County

Cast early-voting ballots for the second primary Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Haywood County Senior Resource Center at 81 Elmwood Way in Waynesville. The building is formerly known at the MARC building. The center will also be open on Saturday, July 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for voters, but closed July 4. The deadline to request an Absentee Ballot is by 5 p.m. on July 10, with those ballots due back to the Board of Election by 5 p.m. on July 16.

Visit the Haywood County Board of Elections website or call 828-452-6633 for more information.

In Henderson County

Cast early-voting ballots for the second primary from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Henderson County Board of Elections Office at 75 E. Central St. in Hendersonville. The office will also be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 14.

Visit the Henderson County Board of Elections website or call 828-697-4970 for more information.

In Jackson County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jackson County Board of Elections Office at 401 Grindstaff Cove Rd., Room 249, in Sylva. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on July 4.

Visit the Jackson County Board of Elections website or call 828-586-7538 for more information.

In Madison County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Madison County Board of Elections Office at 5707 US Highway 25-70, Room 16, in Marshall. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 4. Absentee Ballot applications will be accepted in writing until 5 p.m. July 10. Those ballots are due back by 5 p.m. on July 16.

Visit the Madison County Board of Elections website or call 828-649-3731 for more information.

In McDowell County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McDowell County Commissioners Board Room in the McDowell County Courthouse.

Visit the McDowell County Board of Elections website or call 828-652-7121 for more information.

In Mitchell County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mitchell County Board of Elections office in Room 103 of the Mitchell County Courthouse at 328 Longview Drive in Bakersville. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 4.

Visit the Mitchell County Board of Elections website or call 828-688-3101 for more information.

In Rutherford County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rutherford County Board of Elections office at 298 Fairground Rd. in Spindale. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 4.

Visit the Rutherford County Board of Elections website or call 828-287-6030 for more information.

In Swain County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swain County Board of Elections office at 1422 U.S. Highway 19 South in Bryson City. The office will be the only one-stop voting site in the county; the Cherokee site will not be open. It will also be open on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 4.

Visit the Swain County Board of Elections website or call 828-488-6177 for more information.

In Polk County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Polk County Board of Elections office at 40 Courthouse St. in Columbus. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 4.

Visit the Polk County Board of Elections website or call 828-894-8181 for more information.

In Transylvania County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Transylvania County Board of Elections office at 221 South Gaston St. in Brevard. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 4.

Visit the Transylvania County Board of Elections website or call 828-884-3114 for more information.

In Yancey County

Cast early-voting ballots Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yancey County Board of Elections office at 225 West Main St. in Burnsville. The office will be open on Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be closed on July 4.

Visit the Yancey County Board of Elections website or call 828-682-3950 for more information.

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