Turnout strong for early voting in Randolph County

The election sites, like this one in Asheboro, were busy at times during the past couple of weeks. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)

Almost 27,000 residents cast ballots during early voting in Randolph County in advance of this week’s general election.

The turnout proved particularly heavy on the final days.

Of the 15 days used for early voting in the county, three of the heaviest four turnouts came in the last three days.

The high total was Friday’s 2,742. Next was Oct. 24 – the fourth day of early voting – with 2,080.

The third busiest day was Thursday with 2,068 and followed by Saturday’s total of 2,018 on the last day.

Election Day is Tuesday. Voters must vote a designated precinct on this day.

Four sites were used for early voting. For each day, the highest turnout was at the Randolph County Board of Election headquarters in Asheboro.

The second-busiest local was the Braxton Craven School in Trinity. Randleman Civic Center was the third most-used voting location for every day, though Franklinville United Methodist was close behind on some days.

The numbers for Randolph County were similar to 2018, which was the last mid-term election. That year, there were 26,432 early voters in the county.

Four early voting sites were used, though a couple of the locations were different.

By Bob Sutton