Voters hoping to choose who they want to represent their political party in November can do so Tuesday.
The primary election will elect candidates for the general election for seats from the presidency to state legislative and national offices in the U.S. Senate.
For the local elections, four candidates are running for one of two newly-created seats on the Wake County Board of Commissioners. Primary winners will be added to the ballot voters will see during the Nov. 8 general election.
The General Assembly last year expanded the Wake board from seven seats to nine, creating two new “super” districts that together cover the entire county. District A is urban and District B is rural, encompassing nearly every Raleigh suburb as it snakes around Wake’s border.
Residents who live within the boundaries of the new District B will choose between Democratic candidates Lindy Brown and Vicki Johnson, and Republican candidates John Adcock and Phil Matthews on Tuesday. Districts A and B basically split Garner. District B consists of everything south of U.S. 70, except New Rand Road and the area of Benson Road where it intersects Timber Drive. District A is the rest of Garner. Only voters in District B will vote in the primaries because there are no contested seats in District A.
Several other races pertinent to the southern Wake region will be decided in November.
Voting sites for Tuesday’s primary will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters must go to their assigned polling place, which is the only place where their name will appear in the poll book.
There is a new rule this year that will require most people to present a valid photo ID at the polls in order to vote. There are, however, some exceptions to the new rule. For more information about voter ID requirements, visit voterid.nc.gov.
Polling stations will be open at Rand Road Elementary School, Springfield Baptist Church, Turner Memorial Baptist Church, Springfield Baptist Church, Creech Road Elmentary, Garner Advent Christian Church, Aversboro Elementary School, Smith Elementary School, Vandora Springs Elementary, Heather Hills Clubhouse, Barwell Road Community Center and Bingham Station Clubhouse.