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It’s Election Day: Vote!

Mary Willard was the second person to vote this morning at Precinct 242/Jetton Park

Nov. 6. 7AM. It’s rainy and foggy in Cornelius right now and a perfect day to vote for the candidates and ballot measures. Polls opened at 6:30 am, and will stay open until 7:30 tonight. It’s the last day you can cast your ballot in this election after almost three weeks of early voting.

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 here.

If you haven’t voted already, you will also be selecting a US Representative (District 12) in a race between incumbent Democrat Alma Adams, and challenger Paul Wright; an NC Senate seat (District 41), where incumbent Jeff Tarte is being challenged by Democrat Natasha Marcus; and a seat in the NC House of Representatives (District 98) where incumbent John Bradford¬† is running against Democrat Christy Clark.

The ballot also includes contests for incumbent county commissioners whose terms are up every two years, including Commissioners-At-Large Pat Cotham, Trevor Fuller and Ella Scarborough as well as District One Commissioner Jim Puckett.

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.

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.

If you want to wait for better weather, it’s coming later this afternoon. The National Weather Service says showers and thunderstorms are likely before 2 pm, then a chance of showers between 2 and 4. It’ll be warm, though, with a high near 71.¬† Chance of precipitation: 70 percent.