Early voting set in Randolph County for second primary

ASHEBORO – Early voting for the special second primary election will be open April 25-May 11 in Randolph County.

The Randolph County Board of Elections set those dates for the May 14 second primary.

Early voting will have just one site as opposed to four sites used in advance of the March primary. The early voting will be held at the Randolph County Board of Elections office on North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro.

The times for early voting will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except for May 11, when voting ends at 3 p.m. That final date will be the only weekend day used as there’s no early voting April 27-28 or May 4-5.

On May 14, voters will have to cast ballots at their assigned voting precinct.

On the ballots in the second primary are the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor (Hal Weatherman and Jim O’Neill) and Republican nomination for state auditor (Jack Clark and Dave Boliek).

Voters are eligible to vote in the second primary if registered with the political party of the candidates in the second primary. Also, unaffiliated voters who didn’t vote in the first primary or voted the ballot of the party for which the second primary is being held are eligible to vote in the second primary.

A second primary can be requested by the second-place candidate if no candidate received more than 30 percent of votes cast from the first primary.

Next week’s Randolph County Board of Elections meeting has been cancelled. That makes the next scheduled meeting to address absentee voting is set for 5 p.m. April 16 at the board’s office.

By Bob Sutton