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Early Voting For 2022 General Election Begins Today

One-Stop Early Voting gets underway today (October 20) for the 2022 general election. There are contested races in all of the Hickory Metro counties.

In Catawba County, there are four candidates for three seats on the Board of Commissioners. In addition there are twelve candidates vying for four seats on the Catawba County Schools Board of Education. There is a contested race for the U.S. House of Representatives District 10 seat, which is currently held by Patrick McHenry. There are also several judicial races on the ballot along with candidates for local seats running uncontested including District Attorney, Sheriff, and Clerk of Superior Court.

In Caldwell County, there are contested races on the ballot for Board of Education and North Carolina House District 87. In addition, there is a contest for U.S. House of Representatives District 5, a seat currently held by Virginia Foxx. In Burke County, there are contests for Board of Commissioners and Clerk of Superior Court, along with the North Carolina State Senate 46th District seat. Burke County is in the U.S. House 10th District. Contested races in Alexander County include Board of Education Districts 2 and 4, along with Clerk of Superior Court. Alexander is also in the U.S. House 10th District.

One-Stop Early voting runs today through November 5, check with your local Board of Elections for locations and times. In Catawba County, early voting locations are the Newton Main Library in Newton, Highland Recreation Center in Hickory, Southwest Library in Mountain View, Conover Station in Conover, and the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Library in Terrell. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8. The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on that date and WHKY Radio, TV, and whky.com will have results.