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All eyes focused primarily on US Senate contest

Linda Angele: Campaigning alone at Town Hall

April 29. By Dave Yochum. Cornelius Town Hall, often near the top of daily Early Voting totals, saw just 65 voters yesterday, the first day to cast your ballot in the Mecklenburg County primary. County-wide, 1,417 people voted at 16 locations.

We’re used to seeing a dozen or more candidates and supporters outside Town Hall. When we visited at lunchtime, Linda Angele, a consultant for Judge Michael Stading’s campaign, was the only campaigner on site. The Davidson resident said there were long stretches of time with no voters.

Up for grabs are party nods for elected offices like NC Senate District 37, Mecklenburg County Commission, Mecklenburg County Commission and, of course, the US Senate seat now held by Richard Burr. It’s among the most-watched contests nationwide.

Cornelius Town Hall is open from 8 am to 7:30 pm weekdays for Early Voting; Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Primary Day is May 17.

For voter details, including polling place on May 17, a sample ballot, absentee ballot information and voter history, click here.

Early Voting Locations
Allegra Westbrooks Library
2412 Beatties Ford Road

Ballantyne Area – Former Rite Aid
15221 John J Delaney Drive

Cornelius Town Hall
21445 Catawba Avenue

Eastway Regional Rec. Center
3150 Eastway Park Drive

Hal Marshall Annex
618 N College Street

Independence Library
6000 Conference Drive

Marion Diehl Rec Center
2219 Tyvola Road

Matthews Library
230 Matthews Station Street

Mint Hill Library
6840 Matthews-Mint Hill Road

North County Library
16500 Holly Crest Lane

Carmel Commons
7601 Pineville-Matthews Road

Southpark Regional Library
7015 Carnegie Boulevard

Steele Creek Area
13230 Carowinds Boulevard

University Area – Former Kohls
9315 N Tryon St Uptown

Spirit Square
345 North College Street

West Blvd Library
2157 West Boulevard

Independent voters can vote for either Republican or Democratic candidates in the primary, but not both.

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