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By Erin Smith

One Stop Voting in Bladen County wrapped up on Saturday at 1 p.m. There was a total of 2,784 ballots cast during the One Stop Voting period.

On Friday, Bladen County Board of Elections Director Cynthia Shaw said voter turn out has been low for this election.

If you did not cast your ballot during One Stop voting, you can still cast your ballot on Tuesday, May 8th. All precincts will be open for voters between the hours of 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Contested races of interest include the Bladen County Sheriff’s seat which will feature incumbent Sheriff Jim McVicker facing off against Billy Ward in the May Republican primary and Hakeem Brown will face off against Gary Edwards for the May Democratic Primary.

In the Bladen County Commissioner District 3 race, incumbent Russell Priest will face off against fellow Democrat William Whitely of Tar Heel in the May Democratic primary.

In the Bladen County board of Education District 1 race, Sabrina Murchison, a Democrat will face off against incumbent Democrat Gary Rhoda in the May Democratic primary.