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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to G.S. 163-33(8) that a Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 for eligible voters, residing in Lee County, North Carolina.


The polls will be open for voting on Election Day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm.  All voters registered with the Lee County Board of Elections as a Democrat or Unaffiliated voter are eligible to vote in this election. Registered Republicans who reside in County Commissioner District 4 are eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are already registered to vote need not re-register.  Residents who are not registered to vote or those registered whom need to make changes to their registration must do so by Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm to be eligible to vote in this election.


Precincts that will be open on Election Day are A1 – Southern Lee High School, A2 – J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School, B1- Deep River Elementary School, B2 – B. T. Bullock Elementary School, C1 – Greenwood Elementary School, C2 – Tramway Elementary School, D1 – J.R. Ingram Elementary School, D2 – American Legion, E1 – Broadway Elementary School and E2 – East Lee Middle School.

Persons wishing to register and vote after the registration deadline may appear in person at a one-stop absentee  voting site, complete the voter registration application form and provide proof of residence by presenting valid documents showing current name and address.  One-stop absentee voting will be available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018 through Friday, May 4, 2018 and Saturday May 5, 2018 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm only.   Early voting for this election will be at the Lee County Board of Elections office located at 225 South Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330 and the McSwain Center located at 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC 27332.


Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters.  Curbside voting is available for voters who are not able to enter voting sites.


Any qualified voter may vote an absentee ballot by mail.  Absentee ballots will be available starting March 19, 2018.  Absentee ballot applications must be made to the Lee County Board of Elections using the Absentee Ballot Request form.  The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  Mailed ballots should be returned to the Board of Elections office on or before Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by 5:00 pm or must be postmarked by Tuesday, May 8, 2018 and received no later than Friday, May 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a qualified person of their choice. If the voter lives a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and serve as witnesses.


The Board of Elections will meet each of the following dates for the purpose of approving absentee ballots: 


April 17, 2018 (5:30 pm)                   

April 24, 2018 (5:30 pm)

May, 1 2018 (5:30 pm)

May 7, 2018 (5:30 pm)


Absentee ballots will be counted on Election Day at the Board of Elections office; results will be released at 7:30 pm when the polls close.  Absentee ballots postmarked by Tuesday, May 8, 2018 will be approved and counted on Friday May 18, 2018.


The Sample hand-to-eye count will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 10:00 am.


The Canvass meeting will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Friday, May, 18 2018 at 11:00 am.


Please contact the Lee County Board of Elections with any questions concerning voter registration, absentee ballots, location of polling places and other election matters at (919) 718-4646 or by visiting our website at http://www.leecountync.gov/departments/elections.aspx.






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