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Primary Runoff Not Drawing Much Interest PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 05:55

What if they gave an election and nobody voted? That’s almost the case for Watauga voters, who cast 134 early ballots by last Thursday in the runoff election that is completed with voting today.  Voters across North Carolina can vote in the state's second primary until 7:30 tonight. Republican voters in the state’s newly redistricted 11th Congressional District will choose between two candidates, Mark Meadows and Vance Patterson, to face Democrat Hayden Rogers in November, paring that race down from what was originally 11 candidates. Today, all 20 precinct polling locations in Watauga County will be open.  But there are some rules to abide by that are different from the general election: Only those who voted on Democratic or Republican ballots during the first primary election May the 8th will be eligible to vote in today’s primary and must cast their ballots for the same party ballot in the second primary as in the first primary. State Republicans will vote for either Dan Forest or Tony Gurley for lieutenant governor; Richard Morgan and Mike Causey for insurance commissioner; Kenn Gardner and Ed Goodwin for secretary of state; and between John Tedesco and Richard Alexander for superintendent of public instruction.
Marlowe Foster and John C. Brooks face off to be the Democratic Party's candidate for commissioner of labor in November.


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