About 14,500 Hoke County voters cast a ballot in person during the one-stop early voting period, roughly twice the number who voted early in the 2016 election.
According to the Hoke County Board of Elections, a total of 14,524 people in Hoke County voted during the one-stop early voting period. That’s nearly half of the county’s 32,930 registered voters.
Of those voters who voted early, 7,192 were registered Democrats, 3,363 were registered Republicans, 3,880 were registered Unaffiliated, 67 were registered Libertarian, five were registered Green Party and 17 were registered Constitution Party.
One-stop early voting took place from October 15-31 at two sites in Hoke County. Early voting was available at the Hoke County Board of Elections in the Pratt Building on Main Street in Raeford, and at the Rockfish Community Building on Lindsay Road in Rockfish. Hoke’s early voting schedule allowed people to vote in person Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays and Sundays during the early voting period.
The Rockfish Community Building saw a slightly higher turnout during early voting than the Board of Elections site. A total 7,635 voters cast a ballot at the Rockfish site during early voting, and 6,889 voters cast a ballot at the Board of Elections site in Raeford during early voting.
Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day, and polls are open across Hoke County for in-person voting until 7:30 p.m. Hoke voters can use the online tool at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ to find their polling place, or call the Hoke County Board of Elections with any questions at (910) 875-9062.
The News-Journal will be posting live election results for Hoke County tonight as the information comes in. Visit https://njelection.blogspot.com for live results after polls close.