Early voting for May primary starts Thursday

By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • The one-stop early voting period for the 2022 statewide partisan primary election in North Carolina begins this Thursday, April 28, in an election season that has 10 people signed up to vie for one of three seats on the county commission.

The offices of Hoke County Sheriff and Clerk of Court, three seats on the Hoke County Board of Education and the county’s representation in the state and federal legislatures are also up for election, though some of those races won’t appear on the primary ballot.

During one-stop early voting, citizens can come out to either of the two available one-stop early voting sites in Hoke County, to cast a ballot before Election Day. The one-stop early voting period will run for 17 days. It will end at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, the last Saturday before Election Day.

There are two early voting sites opening for voters in Hoke County ahead of the primary election. The first site is located at the Hoke County Board of Elections Office (voting held in the commissioners meeting room), inside the Pratt Building at 227 North Main Street in downtown Raeford. The second site is at the Rockfish Community Building at 2749 Lindsay Road in Rockfish. Both sites will be open for early voting and voters may visit either site.

The early voting schedule runs from Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Voting is closed on Sundays.

Election day is Tuesday, May 17 for the primary election. The county’s usual polling sites will open May 17 for in-person voting. All 15 precincts will be open on election day.

For information on voting or other election related matters, contact the Hoke County Board of Elections at (910) 875-9062, or visit online at https://www.hokecounty.net/235/Elections.

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