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12 precincts open for 9th Congressional District voting

It’s been almost a year since a portion of Bladen County has had representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

That’s expected to change Tuesday night.

The special election for the 9th Congressional District seat is Tuesday. Twelve precincts in Bladen County will be open until 7:30 p.m. Voters in line at 7:30 p.m. will be able to cast a ballot.

Candidates for the U.S. House seat are Democrat Dan McCready, Republican Dan Bishop, Green Party’s Allen Smith and Libertarian Jeff Scott. The district includes all or parts of eight counties in southeastern North Carolina and runs to Charlotte.

Precincts open for voting in Bladen County include:

ABBOTS – Community Bldg. 13670 Twisted Hickory Rd., Bladenboro.

BETHEL – Singletary United Methodist Church 241 3rd St., Dublin.

BLADENBORO 1 – Historical Bldg. 818 S. Main St., Bladenboro.

BLADENBORO 2 – Old Spaulding-Monroe School 508 MLK Dr., Bladenboro.

BROWN MARSH – Town Hall 81 N Elm St., Clarkton.

CENTRAL – Shriner’s Bldg. 2016 NC 242 Hwy N, Elizabethtown.

COLLY – Fire Dept. 1879 White Lake Dr., White Lake.

CYPRESS CREEK – Hickory Grove Fire Dept. 132 NC 210 Hwy W, Garland.

ELIZABETHTOWN 1 – Bladen County Recreation Dept. Gym 803 W King St., Elizabethtown

HOLLOW – Municipal Bldg. 14867 NC 87 Hwy W, Tar Heel.

TURNBULL – Ammon Comm. Bldg. 120 Ammon Comm. Cent. Rd., Garland.

WHITE OAK – Ruritan Bldg. 9579 NC 53 Hwy W, White Oak.

Other items of interest about voting Tuesday.

Same-day voter registration is not available on Election Day.

Voters who need assistance or accommodations at the polls must request it. Individuals who are unable to enter the polling place may vote curbside.

Voter photo identification is not required in any North Carolina election in 2019. It will be required to vote in 2020, with exceptions.

The 9th District special election was called after the State Board of Elections in February unanimously ordered a new election after a four-day evidentiary hearing showed a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” operated in Bladen and Robeson counties during the 2018 general election.

Republican Mark Harris defeated McCready by about 900 votes in November.

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