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State and local election officials gear up for the challenging primary
Written by Bruce Ferrell   
Monday, 27 February 2012 05:32

(RALEIGH) -- Local boards of election across North Carolina will have a tough task with the upcoming May primary. State Board of Elections Director Gary Bartlett said this is because redistricting means a number of precincts will be divided in multiple ways.

"We will probably have more contested primaries than we have ever had during my tenure, which is 19 years," said Bartlett.

He added that a number of incumbents deciding not to run will lead to many different ballots which will provide a challenge for elections officials. "To make sure that the correct ballot goes to the voter who then exercises their right to vote and then we tabulate their choices and announce the winners."

Filing for the May primary wraps ups this week. The court fight over districts for Congress and the General Assembly continues, but the May primary was allowed to move forward.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:00
 
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