Early voting for Republican primary begins Wednesday in NC’s 9th district

Early voting for Republican primary begins Wednesday in NC’s 9th district

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - One-stop, in-person early voting in the Republican primary election for North Carolina’s 9th congressional district begins Wednesday, April 24.

The early voting period ends Friday, May 10 and the primary’s election day will be Tuesday, May 14.

For county-by-county early voting sites and schedules, click here.

The Republican Party is the only party with a primary in the 9th congressional district, so only republican and unaffiliated voters who live in the district may vote in the primary election. Voters registered with the Democratic, Libertarian, Green or Constitution parties are not eligible to vote in this Republican primary contest, even if they are 9th district residents.

If a second primary, or runoff, is necessary, it will be held Sept. 10, with the general election on Nov. 5. If a second primary is not necessary, the general election will be Sept. 10.

On Feb. 21, the State Board of Elections ordered a new election in the 9th district and two additional Bladen County contests after a four-day evidentiary hearing showed a "coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” operated during the 2018 general election in Bladen and Robeson counties.

The state board also ordered new general elections for Bladen County commissioner district 3 and Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor. Early voting for those contests also runs from April 24 through May 10. The general election for those contests is Tuesday, May 14.

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