NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Have you decided who you’re voting for in the primaries to possibly one day represent you? Early voting starts this Thursday, Apr. 28, and runs over the following two weeks. Primary Election Day is May 17.
Along with sample ballots, Port City Daily has compiled candidate questionnaires so voters can read up on office contenders’ stances before heading to the polls.
Voters will choose which candidates from their registered party they want to move forward in the formal election. Those who are registered as unaffiliated can choose which party’s primary they want to vote in.
Not registered to vote? Same-day registration is available throughout the early voting period. Check here to see if your registration is active at your current address.
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New Hanover County Board of Commissioners
Two seats are up for grabs. The terms of Julia Olson-Boseman and Rob Zapple, both Democrats, are expiring. Electees would join or rejoin Republicans Bill Rivenbark and Deb Hays and Democrat Jonathan Barfield. Commissioners serve four-year terms.
Julia Olson-Boseman (D)
Rob Zapple (D)
Travis Robinson (D)
Joe Irrera (R)
Harry Knight (R)
LeAnn Pierce (R)
Tom Toby (R)
New Hanover County Board of Education
Democrats Stefanie Adams, Nelson Beaulieu and Judy Justice and Republican Pete Wildeboer are all reaching the end of their terms. Electees would join or rejoin Republican Stephanie Kraybill and Democrats Hugh McManus and Stephanie Walker. School board members serve four-year terms.
Nelson Beaulieu (D)
Judy Justice (D)
Dorian Cromartie (D)
Veronica McLaurin-Brown (D)
Jennah Bosch (D)
Peter C. Wildeboer (R)
Melissa Mason (R)
Chris Sutton (R)
Josie Barnhart (R)
Pat Bradford (R)
School Board Town Hall
New Hanover County Sheriff
Ed McMahon (D)
Kelvin Hargrove (D)
Voters with a Republican ballot will not vote for sheriff in the primary. There is only one candidate representing the Republican party.
Matt Rhodes (R)
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