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Cornelius News

Vote early, not often for Congress, legislators, judges, transportation bond

Oct. 11. Early voting starts Wednesday Oct. 17 at Cornelius Town Hall. A new expanded schedule means voters can cast their ballots from 7 am to 7 pm, weekdays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 2, as well as Saturday Oct. 27 from 10 am-5 pm, Sunday Oct. 28 from 1-4 pm and  8 am to 1 pm Saturday Nov. 3.

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 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 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, and polls in Cornelius 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.