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The Independent Voting Guide

Voters are heading to the polls across the Triangle to choose from candidates in a variety of local and statewide races. For more information or to find out where to vote, call your county's Board of Elections or go to their Web site:

Wake County: 856-6240, www.wakegov.com/elections/default.htm

Durham County: 560-0700, www.co.durham.nc.us/common/db-dept.cfm?ID=2

Orange County: 245-2350, www.co.orange.nc.us/elect

Chatham County: 542-8206, www.co.chatham.nc.us/dept/elections/web/electionhome.htm

Early voting ends at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. The elections are May 2.


Here are the Independent's endorsements:

Wake County

N.C. House District 41, Dem. primary: Ty Harrell

N.C. House District 38, Dem. primary: Deborah K. Ross

N.C. House District 40, Rep. primary: Rick Eddins

Board of County Commissioners, Dist. 3, Rep. primary: Tony Gurley

Clerk of Superior Court, Dem. Primary: Nancy (Lorrin) Freeman


Durham County

N.C. House District 29, Dem. primary: Sandy Ogburn

School Board, Dist. 1: Dolores Davis Paylor

School Board, Dist. 2: Fredrick A. Davis

School Board, Dist. 3: Phillip W. Graham

District Attorney: Mike Nifong

Sheriff: Worth L. Hill

District Court Judge, Dist. 14, Chaney seat: Nancy E. Gordon

District Court Judge, Dist. 14, McKown seat: Tracy Hicks Barley


Orange County

Board of County Commissioners (choose 3): Fred Battle, Alice Gordon, Barry Jacobs, Mike Nelson

School Board (choose 4): Susan Hallman, Anne Medenblik, Debbie Piscitelli, Ted Triebel


Orange/Chatham

Superior Court Judge, District 15-B (choose 2): Carl R. Fox, Adam Stein


Chatham County

Board of County Commissioners, Dist. 3, Dem. primary: George Lucier

Board of County Commissioners, Dist. 4, Dem. primary: Tom Vanderbeck

Board of County Commissioners, Dist. 5, Dem. primary: Carl E. Thompson

Clerk of Superior Court: Janice E. Oldham

Sheriff: Richard H. Webster


Congressional races

4th District, Dem. primary (Durham, Orange, western Wake): David Price

13th District, Rep. Primary: John Ross Hendrix


Statewide judicial races

N.C. Supreme Court, Associate Justice (Wainwright seat): Robin Hudson

N.C. Court of Appeals, Associate Justice (Hunter seat): Robert C. (Bob) Hunter

N.C. Court of Appeals, Associate Justice (Stephens seat): Linda Stephens

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