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Second Primary Being Held For Two N.C. Races, Early Voting Begins Today

Early Voting for the Second Primary begins today (April 25) and will be held through May 11. Under state law, a Second Primary may be requested by the second-place finisher if no candidate receives more than 30% of the votes cast in that contest.

In the Republican race for lieutenant governor, Hal Weatherman earned 19.59% of the votes. Second place finisher Jim O’Neill had 15.94% of the votes. These candidates face off in the Second Primary.

In the race for state auditor, Republican candidate Jack Clark earned 23.4% of the vote, while second place finisher Dave Boliek had 22.1%. These candidates are also on the ballot in the Second Primary.

To vote in this primary, individuals must be either registered Republican or registered unaffiliated and voted on a Republican ballot or did not vote in the first primary. In Catawba County early voting will take place at the Newton Main Library.

Early voting will take place in Catawba County weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The only weekend day the polls will be open is Saturday May 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 14.