RALEIGH — As Hurricane Dorian approaches, the State Board of Elections encourages individuals eligible to vote in Sept. 10 contests to consider casting their ballot during the One-Stop early voting period, which ends Friday (Sept. 6).

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ROCKINGHAM — Faye Hayes, of Hamlet, was the next to the last person to scan a ballot Wednesday on the first day of early voting in the special election for the 9th Congressional District seat.

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ROCKINGHAM — The flurry of voters hitting the polls won’t be the only storm on Election Day.

The National Weather Service is calling for strong to severe thunderstorms to sweep across the state Tuesday afternoon.

How that will impact voter turnout is yet to be seen.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 22:10

549 Richmond County Voters Cast Early Ballots

ROCKINGHAM — Several hundred Richmond County voters cast their ballots on the first day of early voting.

Deputy Elections Director Teresa Smith said there were two people waiting in line when the doors opened at the Cooperative Extension office at 7 a.m. Wednesday, adding that the crowd had been steady throughout the morning and into the early afternoon.

Twenty had voted before 8 a.m. and more than 300 had chosen their candidates by 1:30 p.m. The last voter — No. 549 — walked in with three minutes to spare.

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