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Early in-person voting for Tuesday primary ends Saturday

Posted June 3, 2016
Updated June 4, 2016

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— Early in-person voting for Tuesday's primary election ends across the state Saturday at 1 p.m.

North Carolina registered voters began casting in person ballots on May 26 in the special primary elections for Congress, a state Supreme Court seat and a handful of other local positions.

Most primary elections, including those for governor and U.S. Senate, were held March 15. The June special primary was scheduled after a court struck down some of North Carolina's congressional districts. State lawmakers redrew boundaries and set the date. NEW My Ballot logo Compare June 7 primary candidates side-by-side

Primary elections are being held for 11 of the state's 13 congressional seats. Seventeen candidates are running in the 13th District Republican primary. Meanwhile, 2nd District Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is defending her seat against 13th District Congressman George Holding, who chose to run in the 2nd District after the new congressional map moved the 13th District west of Greensboro, and Cary obstetrician Dr. Greg Brannon.

A separate legal challenge invalidated a law allowing Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds to seek re-election by way of an up-or-down vote. Instead, Edmunds now faces three challengers in a primary. The top two vote-getters will advance to the fall election.


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