Polls open 6:30 am Tuesday

Published 12:10 am Sunday, November 4, 2018

SALISBURY — Election Day is just two days away, and on Saturday, early voting finished up with 23,589 ballots casted — 22,633 through one-stop and 956 absentee.

Nancy Evans, the Rowan County elections director, said about 25 percent of people who are registered to vote in Rowan County had voted and expects 45 to 50 percent of the county to vote by Election Day.

She said Friday and Saturday were the busiest days for early voting.

Vera Avery, a Democrat volunteer, was handing out voter guides during the last day of early voting at West End Plaza. She has volunteered at early voting site for multiple years but this year she says it feels more energized.

“I do feel like this is a milestone,” Avery said.

She said most people knew who they were going to vote for, but the most common question was what district they were in for the congressional race.

Patti Silverman, a republican volunteer, said voters have been cordial. She added most have made up their minds but want an election guide.

The volunteers said there was a line starting before early voting started and it died down, but was consistently long after 9 a.m.

The polls remained open for people standing in line as the 1 p.m. closing time approached. She said voters who are in line when the polls close can still vote.

The polls will be open on Tuesday 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. If unsure about polling place, call the Rowan County Board of Elections at 704-216-8140.

Here’s a list of the races, candidates and amendments voters will find on the ballot in Rowan County for the Nov. 6 election. To see a sample ballot, go to https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ and fill out the online form.

U.S. House, 8th District

Richard Hudson (Republican)

Frank McNeill (Democrat)

U.S. House, 13th District

Kathy Manning (Democrat)

Tom Bailey (Libertarian)

Ted Budd (Republican)

Robert Corriher (Green Party)

N.C. Senate, 33rd District

Carl Ford (Republican)

Arin Wilhelm (Democrat)

N.C. House, 76th District

Joe Fowler (Democrat)

Harry Warren (Republican)

N.C. House, 77th District

Julia Craven Howard (Republican)

Bonnie Dawn Clark (Democrat)

N.C. House, 83rd District

Larry G. Pittman (Republican)

Gail Young (Democrat)

District attorney

Brandy Cook (Republican)

Rowan County Board of Commissioners

Vote for three

Gregory C. Edds (Republican)

James C. Greene (Republican)

Judy Klusman (Republican)

Veleria M. Levy (Democrat)

Latasha Wilks (Democrat)

Clerk of Superior Court

Jeffrey R. (Jeff) Barger (Democrat)

Register of deeds

John Brindle (Republican)


Kevin L. Auten (Republican)

N.C. Supreme Court, Seat 1

Barbara Jackson (Republican)

Christopher (Chris) Anglin (Republican)

Anita Earls (Democrat)

N.C. Court of Appeals, Seat 1

Andrew T. Heath (Republican)

John S. Arrowood (Democrat)

N.C. Court of Appeals, Seat 2

Jefferson G. Griffin (Republican)

Tobias (Toby) Hampson (Democrat)

Sandra Alice Ray (Republican)

N.C. Court of Appeals, Seat 3

Chuck Kitchen (Republican)

Michael Monaco Sr. (Libertarian)

Allegra Katherine Collins (Democrat)

N.C. Superior Court judge, Seat 1

Anna Mills Wagoner (Republican)

N.C. District Court judge, Seat 1

Kevin Eddinger (unaffiliated)

N.C. District Court judge, Seat 2

Beth Dixon (Republican)

N.C. District Court judge, Seat 3

Charlie Brown (unaffiliated)

N.C. District Court judge, Seat 4

James Randolph (Republican)

Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor

Vote for two

Bruce Rider

Leonard M. (Max) West

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, Seat 1

Kevin Jones

Lawrence Bolen

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, Seat 2

Dean Hunter

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, Seat 4

Travis Allen

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, Seat 6

W. (Jean) Kennedy

Constitutional amendments

Vote for or against

• Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.

• Constitutional amendment to strengthen protections for victims of crime; to establish certain absolute basic rights for victims; and to ensure the enforcement of these rights.

• Constitutional amendment to reduce the income tax rate in North Carolina to a maximum allowable rate of seven percent.

• Constitutional amendment to require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person.

• Constitutional amendment to change the process for filling judicial vacancies that occur between judicial elections from a process in which the governor has sole appointment power to a process in which the people of the state nominate individuals to fill vacancies by way of a commission comprised of appointees made by the judicial, executive and legislative branches charged with making recommendations to the legislature as to which nominees are deemed qualified; then the legislature will recommend at least two nominees to the Governor via legislative action not subject to gubernatorial veto; and the governor will appoint judges from among these nominees.

• Constitutional amendment to establish an eight-member Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement in the Constitution to administer ethics and elections law.

To find out which district you live in and see your sample ballot, go to https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.

Information is also available at the Rowan County Board of Elections, 704-216-8140.