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5/13/2022 9:34:00 AM
Final Day of Early Voting Saturday
One of the candidates seeking his party's nomination for US Senate, Congressman Ted Budd, will be at Lincoln County Republican headquarters, 417 E. Main St., Saturday from 10 AM - noon.
One of the candidates seeking his party's nomination for US Senate, Congressman Ted Budd, will be at Lincoln County Republican headquarters, 417 E. Main St., Saturday from 10 AM - noon.

Wayne Howard
Reporter


At mid-morning on Friday (May 13th) 3560 people had voted early in Lincoln County.  That's more than the total number who voted early during the 2018 Primary Election.  It's also about 5½% of the total number of registered voters.

By comparison, Gaston County, which also has GOP primaries for Sheriff and County Commissioner as well as one NC House race and Clerk of Court, had yet to pass the five percent mark after Thursday's early voting.  4.92% of Gaston County voters had voted by Thursday.

Lincoln County also had 210 voters who voted by mail-in ballot.  

Early voting ends Saturday.  Early voting sites in Lincoln, Gaston, Catawba and Cleveland counties will all be open from 8 AM - 3 PM Saturday.  If you aren't already registered, you won't be able to vote on Election Day next Tuesday (May 17th) but you can register and vote at the same time during early voting; and you can vote at any of your county's early voting sites (on Tuesday, you'll have to vote at the polling place for your precinct).  

Two US Senate candidates chose to make Lincoln County stops this week.  Cheri Beasley, who is considered the favorite for her party's nomination, visited Democratic headquarters in Lincolnton Thursday.  Ted Budd, one of the GOP candidates, will host a meet and greet at Lincoln County Republican headquarters Saturday from 10 AM - noon.  Budd is considered the favorite among the GOP field.  His major opponents include former Governor Pat McCrory and former Congressman Mark Walker.  Budd has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump and Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson.

While statewide results may take longer, we should know the outcome of local elections by 9 PM Tuesday.  Polls will be open from 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM, and results will be posted on the Lincoln Herald website as they are reported to the state Board of Elections.


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