One-stop voting for the July 17 primary runoff elections has started.
Early voting runs through July 14. Robeson County voters can cast their ballots from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. weekdays, and from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 14 at the county’s Board of Elections office in downtown Lumberton.
Dock Locklear, Robeson County Board of Elections director, said that during one-stop voting for runoff elections county residents can register to vote but they may not cast ballots. Since runoff elections are a continuation of the May primary, no new voters are eligible to vote, Locklear said.
All but one of the contested runoff elections are in the Republican Party. The most significant for Robeson County voters is the GOP race for U.S. House of Representatives, District 8. The candidates for the GOP House nomination are Richard Hudson, of Concord, and Scott Keadle, of Mooresville. The winner will face incumbent Democrat Larry Kissell in November.
Other Republican races and candidates are: N.C. lieutenant governor: Dan Forest and Tony Gurley; N.C. Commissioner of Insurance, Richard Morgan and Mike Causey; N.C. Secretary of State, Kenn Gardner and Ed Goodwin; N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Tedesco and Richard Alexander
The only race in the Democratic Party is for N.C. Commissioner of Labor. The candidates are Marlowe Foster and John C. Brooks.
“All indications appear that voting will be light,” Locklear said.