One-stop early voting in midterms starts Wednesday

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Voter registration and voting can be accomplished at two one-stop early voting sites in Wilson County beginning today.

People who failed to register to vote by the Oct. 15 deadline may still register if they present proof of their current address to Wilson County Board of Elections officials. Proof can be in the form of a driver’s license, a utility bill or a bank statement that reflects the voter’s current address.

One-stop voting will be at two sites, the Wilson County Board of Elections at 112 Douglas St. and the Lida Blalock Meeting Room at the Wilson County Health Department, 1801 Glendale Drive.

Voting will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 17-19, Oct. 22-26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Voting will also be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

In addition to several statewide judicial contests, there are a number of local, state and federal races in which Wilson County voters can cast ballots.

For U.S. House of Representatives District 1, incumbent G.K. Butterfield, a Democrat, faces a challenge from Roger W. Allison, a Republican.

For U.S. House of Representatives District 2, incumbent George Holding, a Republican, is opposed by Linda Coleman, a Democrat, and Jeff Matemu, a Libertarian.

For N.C. Senate District 4, incumbent Milton F. (Toby) Fitch Jr., a Democrat, faces Richard Scott, a Republican, and Jesse Shearin, a Libertarian.

For N.C. House of Representatives District 24, incumbent Jean Farmer-Butterfield, a Democrat, faces a challenge from Ken Fontenot, who is unaffiliated.

In the district attorney race in the 8th Prosecutorial District, incumbent Robert Evans is unopposed.

The Wilson County Board of Commissioners has seven unopposed candidates, including Leslie T. Atkinson, District 1; Sherry L. Lucas, District 2; JoAnne Daniels, District 3; Roger Lucas, District 4; Rob Boyette, District 5; Chris Hills, District 6; and Bill Blackman, District 7.

In the race for Wilson County sheriff, incumbent Calvin Woodard Jr., a Democrat, faces challenger Kevin Raper, a Republican.

Three unopposed candidates are running to retain their seats on the Wilson County Board of Education, including Debora Powell, District 1; Christine L. Fitch, District 3; and Beverly Page Boyette, District 5.

The District 7 seat for Wilson County Board of Education has three newcomers vying for one seat. The candidates are Rhyan Breen, Stephanie Cyrus and Wayne Willingham.

For Wilson County Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor, incumbents Bryan Lamm and Gary D. Scott are running to maintain their seats and are unopposed.

For more information, call the Wilson County Board of Elections at 252-399-2836.