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Heavy turnout for early voting at Cornelius Town Hall


Oct.  29. Cornelius Town Hall is one of the busiest spots for one stop/early voting this year in Mecklenburg County, according to statistics from the Board of Elections. As of Friday October 25, a total of 6,638 ballots had been cast at Town Hall, surpassed only by the Morrison and South County Regional libraries, and University City.

Huntersville Town Hall saw 4,799 voters for the same period. What the votes mean is anybody’s guess; they won’t be counted until Election Day.

This is the last week of early voting. Voters can cast their ballots from 7 am to 7 pm, through Friday Nov. 2. Early voting on Saturday runs from 8 am  to 1 pm.

Unlike Election Day, when voters can only vote in their assigned precinct, one stop early voting allows voters to cast their ballots at any of 19 locations in the county.



No local Cornelius town officials are on the ballot this year, but at the very bottom of the ballot, voters will be asked to approve a $24 million transportation bond package, to help the town leverage funds for major road improvements in the Cornelius area.

Meanwhile, voters will also be selecting a US House of Representative (District 12) in a race between Incumbent Democrat Alma Adams, and challenger Paul Wright; a State Senate (District 41) Representative, where Jeff Tarte (incumbent) is being challenged by Democrat Natasha Marcus; and a State House Representative (District 98) where John Bradford (incumbent) is running against Democrat Christy Clark.

The ballot also includes contests for a number of incumbent county commissioners whose terms are up every two years, including Commissioner-At-Large at Pat Cotham and District One Commissioner Jim Puckett. Finally, there are also a number of judicial and constitutional amendments on the ballot, as well as an uncontested race for Mecklenburg DA, a post currently held by Spencer Merriweather.

Election Day this year is Tuesday Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. There are four Election Day polling places in Cornelius: Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive; Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Road; Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, and Cornelius Town Hall. To check and see which polling place is yours, contact the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections: 704-336-2133.