Voters across North Carolina have until 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 6th, to cast their ballots. Though it’s a mid-term election there is plenty at stake particularly on a local level. In Jackson County alone, there are 6 Democratic candidates running for Sheriff. Voters will also be choosing on school board candidates as well as N.C. House and Senate races.
Early voting began in April and ran through May 3rd. The 17 day one stop voting period was shortened to 10 days this election.
Currently, there are 26, 364 registered voters in Jackson County. On a state level mid-term primaries usually see 10-12% voter turn out.