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Wake County early voting: Where to vote, who’s running

Five things you need to know to vote in November

The 2018 mid-term election will include federal, state and local offices, along with six amendments the legislature wants on the ballot. Here's what you need to know to vote.
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The 2018 mid-term election will include federal, state and local offices, along with six amendments the legislature wants on the ballot. Here's what you need to know to vote.

There are 10 places where you can vote early in Wake County, with hours for the Board of Elections different from the other nine.

You can register to vote during early voting or update your name and address. You can vote at any of the early voting locations, but you can find early-voting site closest to your home at bit.ly/WakeEarlyVoting.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Early Voting Locations

  • Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St., Apex

  • Chavis Community Center, 5050 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh

  • Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wikinson Ave., Cary

  • Knightdale Recreation Center, 101 Lawson Ridge Road, Knightdale

  • Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh

  • N.C. State University Talley Student Union, 2610 Cates Ave., Raleigh

  • Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest

  • Optimist Community Center, 5900 Whittier Drive, Raleigh
  • Wake Technical Community College South Campus Physical Education Building, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh

Early Voting Times

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17- Friday, Oct. 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Monday, Oct. 22 - Friday, Oct. 26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 to 6 p.m.

  • Monday, Oct. 29 - Friday, Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Wake County Board of Elections Office, which is located at 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, is also an early voting site but the hours for this location are different. Those early voting hours are below:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17- Friday, Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 22 - Friday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 29 - Friday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Here’s also a list of candidates set to appear on the various Wake County ballots. Depending on where you live, you may not see all of these races. You can see your individual sample ballot online at www.wakegov.com/elections/voters.

U.S. House of Representatives, District 2

  • George Holding, Republican

  • Jeff Matemu, LIbertarian

  • Linda Coleman, Democrat

U.S. House of Representatives, District 4

  • Barbara Howe, Libertarian

  • Steve A (Von) Loor, Republican

  • David Price, Democrat

N.C. State Senate, District 14

  • Richard Haygood, Libertarian

  • Sandy Andrews, Republican

  • Dan Blue, Democrat

N.C. State Senate, District 15

  • Brian Lewis, Libertarian

  • Alan David Michael, Republican

  • Jay J. Chaudhuri, Democrat

N.C. State Senate, District 16

  • Brian Irvin, Libertarian

  • Wiley Nickel, Democrat

  • Paul Smith, Republica

N.C. State Senate, District 17

  • Sam Searcy, Democrat

  • Tamara Barringer, Republican

  • Bruce Basson, LIbertarian

N.C. State Senate District 18

  • Brad Hessel, Libertarian

  • Mack Paul, Democrat

  • John Alexander, Republican

N.C. House of Representatives, District 11

  • Travis Groo, Libertarian

  • Tyler Brooks, Republican

  • Allison Dahle, Democrat

N.C. House of Representatives, District 33

  • Rosa U. Gill, Democrat

  • Anne Murtha, Republican

N.C. House of Representatives, District 34

  • Cap Hayes, Libertarian

  • Grier Martin, Democrat

  • Catherine Whiteford, Republican

N.C. House of Representatives, District 36

  • Robyn Haley Pegram, Libertarian

  • Julie von Haefen, Democrat

  • Nelson Dollar, Republican

N.C. House of Representatives, District 37

  • Guy Meilleur, Libertarian

  • John B. Adcock, Republican

  • Mrs. Sydney Batch, Democrat

N.C. House of Representatives, District 38

  • Yvonne Lewis Holley, Democrat

  • Ken Bagnal, Republican

  • Bobby Yates Emory, Libertarian

N.C. House of Representatives, District 39

  • Darren Jackson, Democrat

  • Martin Matuszewski, Libertarian

  • Rhonda Allen, Republican

N.C. House of Representatives, District 40

  • Joe John, Democrat

  • David Ulmer, Libertarian

  • Marilyn Avila, Republican

N.C. House of Representatives, District 41

  • Emmanuel Wilder, Republican

  • Gale Adcock, Democrat

N.C. House of Representatives, District 49

  • Jonathan Horst, Libertarian

  • David Robertson, Republican

  • Cynthia Ball, Democrat

District Attorney, District 11

  • Nancy (Lorrin) Freeman

  • John Walter Bryant

Board of Commissioners, District 1

  • Sig Hutchinson, Democrat

  • Greg Jones, Republican

  • Tim Jowers, Libertarian

Board of Commissioners, District 2

  • Frann L. Sarpolus, Republican

  • Matt Calabria, Democrat

Board of Commissioners, District 3

  • Jessica Holmes, Democrat

Board of Commissioners, District 4

  • Kim Coley, Republican

  • Susan P. Evans, Democrat

Board of Commissioners, District 5

  • James West, Democrat

Board of Commissioners, District 6

  • Greg Ford, Democrat

  • David Blackwelder, Republican

Board of Commissioners, District 7

  • Alex Moore, Republican

  • Vickie Adamson, Democrat

Clerk of Superior Court

  • Jennifer Knox, Republican

  • Blair Williams, Democrat

Sheriff

  • Donnie Harrison, Republican

  • Gerald M. Baker, Democrat

N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice, Seat 1

  • Barbara Jackson, Republican

  • Christopher (Chris) Anglin, Republican

  • Anita Early, Democrat

N.C. Court of Appeals Judge, Seat 1

  • Andrew T. Heath, Republican

  • Johns S. Arrowood, Democrat

N.C. Court of Appeals Judge, Seat 2

  • Jefferson G. Griffin, Republican

  • Tobias (Toby) Hampson, Democrat

  • Sandra Alice Ray, Republican

N.C. Court of Appeals Judge, Seat 3

  • Chuck Kitchen, Republican

  • Michael Monaco Sr., Libertarian

  • Allegra Katherine Collins, Democrat

N.C. Superior Court Judge District 10B, Seat 1

  • Vince Rozier, Jr, Democrat

N.C. Superior Court Judge District 10D, Seat 1

  • Keith Gregory, Democrat

  • Matt Van Sickle, Unaffiliated

N.C. District Court Judge District 10A, Seat 1

  • Michael J. Denning, Republican

N.C. District Court Judge District 10B, Seat 1

  • Craig Croom, Democrat

N.C. District Court Judge District 10D, Seat 1

  • Margaret Phillips Eagles, Democrat

N.C. District Court Judge District 10D, Seat 2

  • Nicolette Fulton, Unaffiliated

  • Walter Rand, Democrat

  • J. Brian Ratledge, Republican

  • Evan Charles Schreier, Republican,

  • Rebecca Anne Edwards, Democrat

N.C. District Court Judge District 10D, Seat 3

  • Ned W. Mangum

N.C. District Court Judge District 10E, Seat 1

  • Ms. Sam Hamadani, Democrat

N.C. District Court Judge District 10E, Seat 2

  • Louis Meyer, Democrat

N.C. District Court Judge District 10F, Seat 1

  • Kris D. Bailey, Republican

Board of Education, District 1

  • Donald Mial

  • Heather Scott

  • Jim Thompson

Board of Education, District 2

  • Monika Johnson-Hostler

Board of Education, District 3

  • Shaun Pollenz

  • Roxie Cash

Board of Education, District 4

  • Keith A. Sutton

Board of Education, District 5

  • Jim Martin

  • Logan T. Martin

Board of Education, District 6

  • Christine Kushner

Board of Education, District 7

  • Kathy Hartenstine

Board of Education, District 8

  • Lindsay Mahaffey

  • Bob Melone

  • John M. Crowe

Board of Education, District 9

  • Bill Fletcher

Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor (Pick 2)

  • Jonathan Garza

  • Ian McMillan

  • Jennifer (Jenna) Austin Wadsworth

  • David P. Adams

  • Nervahna Crew

Six amendments to the N.C. Constitution have been proposed and will become law if a majority of the voters support them. People will vote “for” or “against” each amendment. More information about these amendments and North Carolina’s judicial races is available online.

N.C. Constitution Amendment 1:

“Constitutional amendment protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife.”

N.C. Constitution Amendment 2:

“Constitutional amendment to strengthen protections for victims of crime; to establish certain absolute basic rights for victims; and to ensure the enforcement of these rights.”

N.C. Constitution Amendment 3:

“Constitutional amendment to reduce the income tax rate in North Carolina to a maximum allowable rate of seven percent (7%).”

N.C. Constitution Amendment 4:

“Constitutional amendment to require voters to provide photo identification before voting in person.”

N.C. Constitution Amendment 5:

“Constitutional amendment to change the process for filling judicial vacancies that occur between judicial elections from a process in which the Governor has sole appointment power to a process in which the people of the State nominate individuals to fill vacancies by way of a commission comprised of appointees made by the judicial, executive, and legislative branches charged with making recommendations to the legislature as to which nominees are deemed qualified; then the legislature will recommend at least two nominees to the Governor via legislative action not subject to gubernatorial veto; and the Governor will appoint judges from among these nominees.”

N.C. Constitution Amendment 6:

“Constitutional amendment to establish an eight-member Bipartisan Board of Ethics and Elections Enforcement in the Constitution to administer ethics and elections law.”

There are also three county-wide bonds on the ballot for Wake County Public Schools, Wake Technical Community College and a Wake County Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space. There are also one municipal bond on the ballot. People will vote “yes” or “no” on those bonds.

Wake County Schools Bond

“Shall the order adopted on August 6, 2018, authorizing SCHOOL BONDS of the County of Wake, North Carolina in an amount not to exceed $548,000,000 plus interest, for the purpose of providing funds to construct, renovate, expand, improve and equip school buildings and other school facilities, including associated real estate costs, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds be approved?”

Wake County Community College Bonds

“Shall the order adopted on August 6, 2018, authorizing COMMUNITY COLLEGE BONDS of the County of Wake, North Carolina in an amount not to exceed $349,000,000 plus interest, for the purpose of providing funds to construct, renovate, expand, improve and equip community college facilities for Wake Technical Community College, including associated real estate costs, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds be approved?”

Wake County Parks, Greenways, Recreation and Open Space Bonds

“Shall the order adopted on August 6, 2018, authorizing PARKS, GREENWAYS, RECREATION, AND OPEN SPACE BONDS of the County of Wake, North Carolina in an amount not to exceed $120,000,000 plus interest, for the purpose of providing funds for improving and expanding existing parks, greenways, and recreational facilities and acquiring and constructing new parks, greenways, and recreational facilities, including facilities developed jointly with other governmental entities, and including the acquisition of open space land and other land for recreational use, the acquisition of rights of way and the furnishing of incidental facilities and equipment in connection therewith, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds be approve

Town of Holly Springs Transportation Improvements Bonds

Shall the order authorizing Town of Holly Springs general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $40,000,000 plus interest to pay capital costs of providing transportation improvements and paying related costs, and providing that additional taxes may be levied in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds, as that bond order was adopted by the Town Council on August 7, 2018, be approved?

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