Early voting starts Thursday

Published 12:10 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SALISBURY — Voting starts Thursday for a North Carolina Supereme Court seat and the state’s congressional primary races

Early voting starts at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Board of Elections’ new office at West End Plaza, the former Salisbury Mall. The Rowan Public Library Headquarters in Salisbury — the usual spot for early voting — will not be used during this early voting period.

The Board of Elections’ new office is adjacent to Badcock Home Furniture. Voters should see signs directing them into the polling location, which will be open until 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. On June 1-3, early voting will also take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West End Plaza. The Board of Elections will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.

Races on the ballot for Rowan voters will include the North Carolina Supreme Court and either the 8th Congressional District or 13th Congressional District, depending on where the voter lives.

In the N.C. Supreme Court race, incumbent Bob Edmunds faces Mike Morgan, Daniel Robertson and Sabra Faires.

In the 8th Congressional District, incumbent Richard Hudson faces Tim D’Annunzio in the Republican primary.

The 13th Congressional District contains the largest number of candidates. There is no incumbent in the race.

Democratic candidates for the 13th District seat are Adam Coker, Bruce Davis, Mazie Ferguson, Kevin Griffin and Bob Isner.

Republicans candidates for the 13th District are Dan Barrett, John Blust, Andrew Brock, Ted Budd, Kay Daly, Kathy Feather, Chad Gant, Hank Henning, Julia Howard, Matt McCall, Vernon Robinson, George Rouco, Farren K. Shoaf, Jim Snyder, David Thompson, Jason Walser and Harry Warren.

Voters are not restricted to the party primary in which they voted in March.