Scotland votershave three daysleft to vote early

By: By Katelin Gandee - Staff reporter

LAURINBURG — Those who wish to vote early have three days to do so.

One Stop Early Voting ends Saturday, the only Saturday that the voting has been available. Those who wish to participate can go to the Scotland County Board of Elections at County Annex Building 231 East Cronly St. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday.

Saturday the polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At the end of the day on Wednesday 1,661 Scotland County voters had cast ballots during the period, according to the Scotland County Board of Elections.

Of that number, 1,443 were Democrats; 218 were Republican; 848 were white; 727 were black; 53 were American Indian; 961 were female; and 689 were male.

One Stop Voting is the last time those who aren’t registered can register to vote. All that is needed is some form of identification that shows ta name and residential address. Documents that will allow a resident to register include a utility bill, bank statement, property tax statement, vehicle registration, or a drug prescription issued by a government doctor.

Residents can not register to vote at the precincts on May 8, election day.

The ballots will feature the US House District 9, North Carolina Senate and House seats, the sheriff race, and the race for the three seats on the Scotland County Board of Commissioners.

The primary winners will advance to the General Election on Nov. 6.

Seventeen-year-olds who turn 18 after the May 8 primary but before the Nov. 6 general election are eligible to vote in the primary.

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By Katelin Gandee

Staff reporter

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171