Feel like a number | Election Results | Indy Week
Pin It

Feel like a number 

Half of Durham County registered voters cast ballots in the primary, the highest turnout for a May election at least 15 years, according to preliminary results from the Durham Board of Elections. More than 78,400 of 156,648 voters cast ballots. Provisional ballots are still being counted, and aren’t included in the total.

Tyrrell County, which has only 2,523 registered voters, recorded the highest turnout in the state, with 52.2 percent. Franklin County logged a mere 6.3 percent turnout.

The voter turnout in Durham was also the largest in a primary since at least 1994, and even rivaled numbers posted in general elections during that time. The highest turnout was 73 percent in November 2004, followed by general elections in 2000 and 2002, which logged turnout in the low 50s.

Elsewhere in the Triangle, Orange County recorded a 47.8 percent turnout, followed by Chatham County, which had a hotly contested commission race, with 47.2 percent. Wake County reported 45.6 percent.

Statewide, the turnout was more than 36.4 percent, according to the State Board of Elections.

Chatham County

Voters turned out in droves with more than 50 percent turnout in East William, aided by the Sally Kost-Patrick Barnes duel for a District 1 commission seat; Kost, the challenger, won.

In precincts along the U.S. 64 corridor, which runs through Pittsboro and Siler City, turnouts averaged in the 20 percent to 30 percent range. The District 2 race pitted Jeffrey Starkweather against incumbent Mike Cross, who won another term.

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Chatham/1894/3893/en/vt.html

Orange County

Of the county’s 43 precincts, the highest turnouts—40 percent to 50 percent—occurred in northwest Orange County, and in White Cross in the southwest corner. In addition to the Orange County school board race, one commission seat was up for grabs in newly formed District 2 that encompasses areas outside Chapel Hill and Carrboro. There will be a runoff in that contest between Steve Yuhasz and Leo Allison.

Turnout was low—less than 30 percent—in many Chapel Hill and Carrboro precincts, particularly student-dominated areas, some of which recorded percentages under 10 percent. UNC holds final exams this week.

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Orange/1943/3440/en/vt.html

Wake County

Turnout was relatively even throughout the county’s 198 precincts, with about half logging turnout between 30 percent and 40 percent, and a similar amount between 20 percent and 30 percent.

A dozen precincts, most of them in north Raleigh and one outpost in the south, recorded turnout in the 40 percent to 50 percent range.

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Wake/1967/3853/en/vt.html

Durham County

The State Board of Elections had not posted the breakouts for Durham’s 61 precincts Wednesday morning. Check back for updates.

http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/Durham/1915/3905/en/vt.html
  • Durham County among highest voter turnout in the state; Triangle average is 47 percent

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Election Results



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

It was a sad day indeed--and I regret that those of us against Amendment One were not able to get …

by beautdogs on On a dark day for N.C., Amendment 1 passes (Election Results)

I disagree that the Chapel Hill election revealed a 50/50 division. While the mayoral race as about 50/50, the council …

by marcoplos on Relieved and jubilant, Kleinschmidt basks in win (Election Results)

Braineyson- thank you, it's been corrected

by Denise Prickett on Relieved and jubilant, Kleinschmidt basks in win (Election Results)

"She was quick to credit the voter owned elections pilot program, having said before that she felt she needed to …

by Braineyson on Relieved and jubilant, Kleinschmidt basks in win (Election Results)

Hey MentalRectangle,

That story is 5 YEARS old, and our graduation rate is now what, 55%? From 67 to …

by ammcat on Wake schools to come apart? Will the new school board fire Del Burns? (Election Results)

Comments

It was a sad day indeed--and I regret that those of us against Amendment One were not able to get …

by beautdogs on On a dark day for N.C., Amendment 1 passes (Election Results)

I disagree that the Chapel Hill election revealed a 50/50 division. While the mayoral race as about 50/50, the council …

by marcoplos on Relieved and jubilant, Kleinschmidt basks in win (Election Results)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation