Primary election is tomorrow
The precinct polling locations for Blackwelder Park, Rock Grove, West Kannapolis, North Locke and West Ward II have requested no poll workers and no signs be placed on their property on election day.
At all other polling places, General Statutes 163-147 prohibits loitering, congregating, distributing campaign material or electioneering within 50 feet of the entrance to voting places.
Specifically, election-related activity shall be prohibited in a 50 foot buffer zone from the door where practical, but in no case less than 25 feet. Where practical, the county board will provide an area for electioneering.
Campaign organizations are responsible for the clean up of all literature and signs around the voting place after the polls close.
Political signs are not permitted in the right-of-ways of fully controlled access highways and may not be closer than three feet from the edge of the road’s pavement.
Individual municipalities may by ordinance prohibit or regulate the placement of signs on rights-of-way streets within their corporate limits.
Signs must not obscure visibility for motorists at intersection, must be no higher than 42 inches above the pavement, and must not be larger than 864 square inches.
No sign shall obscure or replace another sign.
It is a class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully placed according to these standards.
By Andie Foley
The May primary for several local and federal offices will be held tomorrow from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at precinct polling places throughout the county.
The day comes just three days after a 17-day window of early voting. It closed Saturday, with 3.49 percent of Rowan County’s 94,330 registered voters casting their ballots.
Of these, 31.44 percent were unaffiliated, 46.18 percent were Republicans, 0.03 percent were Libertarians and 22.35 percent were Democrats.
Nearly 88 percent of unaffiliated voters participated in the Republican primary, meaning 73.73 percent of early votes were Republican.
Partisan races on the ballot this year include Republican primaries for North Carolina’s Senate District 33, North Carolina House of Representatives District 83 and three seats on the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.
Carl Ford and Bill Sorenson are on the ballot for Senate District 33. Sorenson is an educator from Stanly County. Ford, who owns a broadcasting company, is currently a North Carolina House representative in District 76.
For North Carolina’s 83rd House District, newcomer and photographer Michael Anderson is challenging experienced state Rep. Larry Pittman, currently serving in the 82nd District.
In the county commission race, Craig Pierce, Michael Julian, and Jim Sides are challenging incumbents Greg Edds, Jim Greene and Judy Klusman.
Candidates for U.S. House in District 8 are newcomers Scott Huffman, Frank McNeill and Marc Tiegel.
Adam Coker and Kathy Manning will face off for U.S. House District 13, and Senah Andrews, Earle Schecter and Gail Young for North Carolina House District 83.
A nonpartisan issue on the ballot is the city of Salisbury referendum: vote for or against the city leasing Fibrant broadband service to Hotwire Communications.
A nonpartisan election will also occur for the Kannapolis City School’s Board of Education in Area 1. Two seats will be on Tuesday’s ballot for Kannapolis residents.
Candidates are Kristina Tutterow Cook, Brenda McCombs, Jessica Dixon Touart, Janet E. Yvars and incumbent Daniel M. Wallace.
Find your precinct and polling location by visiting https://vt.ncsbe.gov/pplkup/.
In Rowan County, they include:
- Barnhardt Mill
West Park Baptist Church
715 West Park Drive, Rockwell
- Blackwelder Park
Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Choir Room
2204 Summit Ave., Kannapolis
- Bostian Crossroads
Bostian Heights Fire Department
8211 Old Concord Rd., Salisbury
Atwell Township Fire Department
5900 W. N.C. Highway 152, China Grove
- China Grove
China Grove Community Building
412 S. Myrtle Ave., China Grove
Cleveland Town Hall
302 E. Main St., Cleveland
- South Locke
Locke Township Fire Department
5405 Mooresville Road, Salisbury
- East Enochville
Enochville Fire Department
808 N. Enochville Ave., China Grove
Faith American Legion Building
1015 Gantt St., Faith
Shoaf’s Wagon Wheel
6430 U.S. Highway 601, Salisbury
- Milford Hills County
West Rowan Middle School Media Center
5925 Statesville Blvd., Salisbury
- Rock Grove
Rock Grove United Methodist Church Fellowship Building
1000 Rock Grove Church Road, Salisbury
- Granite Quarry
Granite Quarry Municipal Building
143 N. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry
- Hatters Shop
Union Fire Department
1470 Union Church Road, Salisbury
- West Kannapolis
John’s Reformed Church Fellowship Building
901 N. Main St., Kannapolis
- East Kannapolis
Jackson Park Elementary School Multi-purpose Room
1400 Jackson St., Kannapolis
- East Spencer
East Spencer Municipal Bldg.
105 S. Long St., East Spencer
Rowan Public Library – South Branch
920 Kimball Road, China Grove
- North Locke
Salem Lutheran Church Fellowship Building
5080 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury
- Morgan I
Pooletown Fire Department
255 Richfield Road, Richfield
- Morgan II
West Liberty Fire Dept.
135 St. Matthews Church Road, Salisbury
- Mt. Ulla
Mt. Ulla Station — West Rowan Fire Department
781 Grampian Road, Mt. Ulla
Rockwell American Legion Building
8580 U.S. Highway 52, Rockwell
- Gold Knob
East Rowan High School Library
175 St. Luke’s Church Road, Salisbury
- Scotch Irish
Scotch Irish Fire Department
3220 Needmore Road, Woodleaf
Spencer Municipal Building Meeting Room
600 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer
West Rowan High School Auditorium
8050 N.C. Highway 801, Mt. Ulla
Rowan County Agriculture Building Auditorium
2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury
- Trading Ford
Miller Ferry Fire Department
2650 Long Ferry Road, Salisbury
Woodleaf Fire Department
3500 N.C. Highway 801, Woodlead
- Bostian School
Bostian Elementary School (enter at gate)
4245 Old Beatty Ford Road, China Grove
- West Ward II
Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
100 Maupin Ave., Salisbury
- West Ward I
Rowan Public Library (Main Branch)
201 West Fisher St., Salisbury
- South Ward
Salisbury Civic Center
315 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., Salisbury
- East Ward
Park Avenue Community Center Training Room
632 Park Ave., Salisbury
- West Innes
Knox Middle School Gym
1625 W. Park Road, Salisbury
- North Ward
City Park Recreation Building
316 Lake Drive, Salisbury
- Milford Hills City
Isenberg Elementary School
2800 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury (Gym)
- West Ward III
Miller Recreation Center
1402 W. Bank St., Salisbury
- West Enochville
Enochville Elementary School Gym
925 N. Enochville Ave., China Grove
3541 Old Mocksville Road, Salisbury
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