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2020 Local and State Voters Guide

 

Voter Information

Early Voting: Begins Thursday, October 15: click here for information

Want to vote absentee by mail? Visit the N.C. Board of Elections website for the most up-to-date information: ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-mail

Election Day: November 3. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Find where to go to vote, see your sample ballot and check your registration: click here

Contact the Rowan County Board of Elections: 704-216-8140 or visit 1935 Jake Alexander Boulevard W., Suite D10, Salisbury, NC 28147

This map shows a rough outline of state legislative districts in Rowan County. The 67th District, represented by Rep. Wayne Sasser, is not a competitive race this year. For more information and to check your specific legislative district, visit ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators.

Above is a map of the 13th Congressional District that will be used for the 2020 election. Unlike recent elections, all of Rowan County will be in one congressional district — the 13th — this year.

 

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2020 Election Candidates

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State Races

N.C. Governor

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• Our story about the race.

Roy Cooper
Democrat

Dan Forest
Republican

U.S. Senate

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• Cunningham won’t directly address possible other affairs

• Tillis, Cunningham differ on when to fill SCOTUS vacancy

• NC Senate candidates trade accusations on virus, vaccine

• In Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

Thom Tillis
Republican

Cal Cunningham
Democrat

U.S. Congress
13th District

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• Our story about the race.

• Where candidates stand on the issues.

Ted Budd
Republican

Scott Huffman
Democrat

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from the N.C. Board of Elections
Local Races

N.C. House
76th District

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• Our story on the race.

• VIDEO: Candidates on COVID-19

• VIDEO: Candidates on redistricting

Q&A with candidates

Harry Warren
Republican

Al Heggins
Democrat

N.C. House
77th District

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• Our story on the race.

• VIDEO: Candidates on COVID-19

• VIDEO: Candidates on redistricting

• Q&A with candidates

Julia Howard
Republican

Keith Townsend
Democrat

N.C. Senate
33rd District

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• Our story on the race.

• VIDEO: Candidates on COVID-19

• VIDEO: Candidates on economic development.

• Q&A with candidates

Carl Ford
Republican

Tarsha Ellis
Democrat

R.S.S. School Board – Salisbury

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• Our story on the race.

Where candidates stand on the issues

Alisha Byrd-Clark

Jonathan Barbee

R.S.S. School Board – East

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• Our story on the race.

Where candidates stand on the issues

Brian Hightower

Kathy McDuffie Sandborn

R.S.S. School Board – Southeast

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• Our story on the race

Jennifer Studer

 

 

Unopposed local candidates

The following candidates will appear on local ballots this year but do not face any declared competition:

• Wayne Sasser, a Republican, who is running for re-election to N.C. House District 67. Sasser is currently in his first term in the House and is a pharmacist by trade.  Voters will only have Sasser on their ballot if they live in his district, which is located in the southeastern part of the county. Other voters will either have the 76th or 77th House district on their ballot. All voters in Rowan County will have the 33rd District N.C. Senate race on their ballots.

• Marshall Bickett, a Republican who is seeking another term as District Court Judge for District 19C, which covers Rowan County. Bickett became a judge in 2009 when there were additional judgeships added across the state.

• Craig Pierce and Mike Caskey, Republicans who are both seeking another four-year term on the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. Pierce and Caskey have served on the board together since 2012 and faced competition in the party primaries earlier this year. No Democrats will appear on this year’s ballot.

• Bruce L. Miller, who is running for Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. Miller has served for years on the board and is a retired agriculture teacher.

• Susan Cox, an incumbent on the Rowan-Salisbury School Board, will appear on ballots for the southeast area seat, but she has conceded the race and endorsed her opponent, Jennifer Studer, who is a nurse.

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News

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Crime

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Education

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Local

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Business

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Crime

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Crime

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