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With two days left, voting totals already top 2013

Rowan County municipal voters are already turning out in large numbers to participate in the 2015 elections.

In fact, Salisbury has already topped its early voting total for the 2013 race.

As of 5 p.m. on Friday, a total of 736 voters had cast ballots in Salisbury’s city council race. With all races combined, more than 850 people have cast ballots during early voting.

In 2013, a total of 654 people participated in early voting for Salisbury’s city council race. During the same year, of 811 people participated in early voting for all municipal races.

There’s still time to add to this year’s tally. Today and Saturday are the final two early voting days before Tuesday — election day.

Polls open at 8 a.m. today and close at 5 p.m. Polls open Saturday at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. All early voting takes place at the Rowan Public Library Headquarters — 201 West Fisher Street in Salisbury.

Same-day registration is allowed during the early voting period. It will not be allowed on election day.

Rowan residents, who live outside of a city, cannot participate in 2015’s elections.

Other than Salisbury, the only races to reach double digit totals include East Spencer, Landis and Spencer.

Early voting totals for all municipal races are included below. Numbers for the Kannapolis City Council race only reflect Rowan voters.

• China Grove — six total votes cast during early voting

• Cleveland — three votes cast

• Faith — zero votes cast

• Granite Quarry — nine votes cast

• East Spencer — 15 votes cast

• Kannapolis — six votes cast

• Landis — 13 votes cast

• Rockwell — two votes cast

• Salisbury — 736 votes cast

• Spencer — 64 votes cast

For more information about early voting, contact the Rowan County Board of Elections at 704-216-8140.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246.




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