Approximately 30% of Bladen County’s 22,000 registered voters cast ballots during the one-stop voting period that ended Saturday afternoon, according to figures provided by the Bladen County Board of Elections.
Tuesday, the other 70% will have an opportunity to vote for candidates in races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, several judgeships, Bladen County sheriff, Bladen County Board of Education and a handful of other Bladen offices and referendums.
The seventeen precincts throughout the county are scheduled to open at 6:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. Anyone in line to vote when polls are scheduled to close will be allowed to vote.
Unlike the 17-day early voting period where ballots could be cast at any of five locations, voters Tuesday will be required to vote at their assigned polling place.
For questions about voting, call the Bladen County Board of Elections at 910-862-6951. Voters also can check their registration online, including their precinct, on the North Carolina State Board of Elections web site at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/
Here is a list of Bladen County precincts open for Tuesday’s election:
• P10, Abbotts-Todd Building, 85 Old Abbottsburg Road, Bladenboro
• P15, Dublin Community Center, 120 Second Street, Dublin
• P201, Bladenboro 1-Historical Building, 818 South Main Street, Bladenboro
• P202, Bladenboro 2-Old Spaulding-Monroe School, 508 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Bladenboro
• P25, Brown Marsh-Clarkton Town Hall, 81 North Elm Street, Clarkton
• P30 Carvers Creek-East Arcadia School, 21451 NC 87 East, Riegelwood
• P35, Jones Lake State Park-Center, 4117 NC 242 North, Elizabethtown
• P40, Colly-White Lake Fire Dept., 1879 White Lake Drive, Elizabethtown
• P45, Cypress Creek-Hickory Grove Fire Dept., 132 NC 210 West, Garland
• P501, Elizabethtown 1-Bladen County Recreation Dept. Gym, 803 West King Street, Elizabethtown
• P502, Elizabethtown 2-Powell-Melvin Agricultural Service Center, 450 Smith Circle, Elizabethtown
• P55, Frenches Creek-Kelly Fire Dept., 18628 NC 53 East, Kelly
• P60, Hollow-Tar Heel Municipal Building, 14867 NC 87 West, Tar Heel
• P65, Lake Creek-Bay Tree Fire Dept., 12717 NC 41 East, Harrells
• P70, Turnbull-Ammon Community Building, 120 Ammon Community Center Road, Garland
• P75, Whites Creek-Lisbon Fire Dept., 2585 White Plains Church Road, Clarkton
• P80, White Oak-Ruritan Building, 9579 NC 53 West, White Oak
In one-stop, or early, voting, there were 6,630 votes recorded during the period that began Oct. 20 and ended Nov. 5. About half of those votes were cast at the Bladen County Board of Elections offices in Elizabethtown.
Here are the one-stop voting totals for each site:
• 3,385 votes recorded at Bladen County Board of Elections offices in Elizabethtown
• 1,147 votes recorded at Old Spaulding-Monroe School in Bladenboro
• 811 votes recorded at Tar Heel Municipal Building
• 730 votes recorded at Dublin Town Hall
• 557 votes recorded at East Arcadia Town Hall