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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Avoid the lines, run for Orange County office

Posted by on Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 5:29 PM

It's a slow news day down at the Orange County Board of Elections with only two candidates filing for office. N.C. Speaker of the House Joe Hackney surprised no one by declaring his intent to run for a 16th term. Newcomer Renee Price signed up to run against fellow challenger Earl McKee for a county commissioner seat in district two.

"We've had a quiet day," said Tracy Reams, Orange County Board of Elections chairwoman. "We're hoping to get some more candidates in here. I think when you have races that are opposed, more people feel like their vote matters."

Ten folks filed on Monday, as the period opened. Candidates have until noon on Feb. 26 to turn in paperwork.

Seats are open this year in the General Assembly, the Orange County Board of Education and the county commissioners. Citizens also will vote for sheriff, clerk of court, register of deeds and soil conservation district supervisor.

Reams, as first reported by OrangePolitics, says there won't be an early voting site at Carrboro Town Hall in the primaries. The board of elections office and the Morehead Planetarium will host one-stop voting from April 15 to May 1.

She says that she expects those two sites to be able to handle early voting demand, and that the county will save between $6,000 and $8,000 by not opening the Carrboro polling place.

The board will re-evaluate one-stop locations for the Nov. 2 general election. The primary is May 4.

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