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NASHVILLE — Early voting in municipal elections for southern Nash County begins today.
In contested races this year, Bailey and Middlesex each have five candidates seeking election to three available town board seats. Spring Hope has three candidates for two town board seats.
The sole location for one-stop voting is the county elections office inside the Nash County Agriculture Center at 1006 Eastern Ave. in Nashville.
Nash County Elections Director John Kearney said turnout could be larger than past off-year elections.
“If as many from Nashville show up next week as they did here when Rocky Mount was voting, it will be a good turnout,” Kearney said.
Election Day is Nov. 5 for non-runoff municipal elections this year.
Dates and times to vote are set at Oct. 16 through Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; and Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Election Day, the polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. To vote on Election Day, voter registration must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on the 25th day prior to the election.
One-stop voting is the only chance for residents to register and vote at the same time. Voters must have lived in Nash County no fewer than 30 days before Election Day.
Voters can wear campaign clothing and bring such materials with them into the booth as long as no verbal campaigning is conducted and campaign materials aren’t left in the booth. The polling place is checked regularly for campaign materials. If they are found, they are promptly discarded, according to information provided by the N.C. Board of Elections.