05/01/14 — One-stop voting ends on Saturday

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One-stop voting ends on Saturday

By Steve Herring
Published in News on May 1, 2014 1:46 PM

Half of the nearly 1,000 ballots cast so far in one-stop voting have been by Goldsboro residents.

There are no county races on the ballot for the Tuesday, May 6 primary, but Goldsboro residents will decide the fate of an $18.9 million parks and recreation bond referendum.

One-stop early voting for the primary ends this Saturday.

As of the polls closing on Wednesday, 964 votes had been cast, of which 487 were by Goldsboro residents.

The handful of races are national, state and judicial.

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. The district includes a portion of Wayne County.

There is no Republican opposition in November.

One-stop sites are located at the Wayne County Board of Elections office at 209 S. William St., and at First Congregational Church at 215 Sleepy Creek Road, Dudley.

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.

Changes in state election laws eliminated registering and voting on the same day.

The deadline for returning absentee ballots is 5 p.m. Monday.