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One-stop voting begins Thursday

By Steve Herring
Published in News on April 19, 2014 10:31 PM

One-stop voting for the May 6 primary starts Thursday at the Wayne County Board of Elections office, 209 S. William St., and at First Congregational Church, 215 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley.

The dates are April 24-25, 28-30 and May 1-3.

The hours at the Board of Elections office are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except May 3, when the hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The hours at First Congregational Church will be noon to 6 p.m., except May 3, when they will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sample ballots for the May 6 primary are now available on the Wayne County Board of Elections' website.

To reach the website go to www.waynegov.com and under Dept. (A-H) select Board of Elections. Links to the sample ballots and absentee ballot request forms are located on the homepage.

Voters will find a ballot heavy with national, and to a lesser degree, state races, but offering no contests on the county level.

There were not enough local filings to create primaries in the handful of Wayne County offices up for election in the Nov. 4 general election.

Even then, most of those candidates do not have any opposition in November.

On the state level, only District 5 Sen. Don Davis, D-Greene, faces a primary challenge. Also filing were Tony Moore of Winterville and Henry Williams II of Greenville.

There is no Republican opposition in November.

Also of local interest is the city of Goldsboro's $18.9 million parks and recreational bond referendum.

In a bond referendum, a person votes either yes or no.

Other contests on the primary are:

* U.S. Senate (Republican): Thom Tillis of Cornelius; Jim Snyder of Lexington; Edward Kryn of Clayton; Mark Harris of Raleigh; Heather Grant of Wilkesboro; Alex Lee Bradshaw of Icard; Greg Brannon of Raleigh; and Ted Alexander of Shelby

* U.S. Senate (Democrat): Kay Hagan (incumbent) of Greensboro; Will Stewart of Hampstead; and Ernest T. Reeves of Greenville

* U.S. Senate (Libertarian): Sean Haugh of Durham and Tim D'Annunzio of Raeford

* U.S. House District 1 (Republican): Brent Shypulefski of Rocky Mount and Arthur Rich of Garland

* U.S. House District 1 (Democrat): G.K. Butterfield (incumbent) of Wilson and Dan Whittacre of Henderson

* Supreme Court Associate Justice: Robin Hudson (incumbent) of Raleigh; Eric Levinson of Charlotte; and Jeanette Doran of Raleigh.