Just the Facts

Early voting is now through Saturday May 11 for second primary

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Early voting is underway for a second primary to elect N.C. Lt. Governor and the N.C. Auditor.

In the March primary with 11 candidates running for Lieutenant Governor, no one candidate received 30% of the vote.

A second-place candidate can request a runoff if neither candidate receives more than 30% of the vote.

Hal Weatherman and Jim O’Neill were the top two vote getters and are on the ballot for the second primary in Macon County.

Also on the ballot are candidates for Republican state auditor – Jack Clark and Dave Boliek.

Early voting is available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 11, only at 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highlands Civic Center; and Macon County Community Building, Franklin. 

Election Day for this second primary is Tuesday, May 14, from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Any voter who is registered in Macon County and who voted in the first party primary is eligible to participate. Unaffiliated voters, who live in the race’s district, can participate if they either did not vote in the first primary or they voted in the party primary that aligns with the runoff race.