Wednesday, May 25, 2022

2022 Primary Election Voter Guide: Brunswick County

Early voting starts this Thursday, Apr. 28, and runs for two weeks. Primary Election Day is May 17. (Courtesy Brunswick County)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Have you decided who you’re voting for in the primaries? Early voting starts this Thursday, Apr. 28, and runs for 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.

See the full Republican Party Primary sample ballot here and the Democratic Party Primary sample ballot here (N.C. House District 17) and here (N.C. House District 19).

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Brunswick County Board of Commissioners

Republican ballot

In District 2, Republican voters can select one of three candidates. Commissioner Randy Thompson is running unopposed in District 1.

Marty Cooke (R)

Art Dornfeld (R)

David Robinson (R)

Democrat ballot

There are no Democrats running for the board of commissioners.

Brunswick County Board of Education

Republican ballot

Voters can select from one of two candidates in District 3.

Robin Moffitt (R)

Todd Coring (R)

Republicans can vote for one of three candidates in District 5.

Randy Fennell (R)

Steve Gainey (R)

Democrat ballot

As the only Democratic candidates, school board candidates Cameron Hankins and Bill Flythe will advance to the general election for Districts 5 and 3, respectively.

N.C. House District 17

Democrat ballot

Edward McKeithan and Eric Terashima are running in the primaries to challenge the sole Republican candidate, incumbent Rep. Frank Iler, in the general election.

Eric Terashima

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Alexandria Sands
Alexandria Sands is a journalist covering New Hanover County and education. Before Port City Daily, she reported for the award-winning State Port Pilot in Southport. She graduated from UNC Charlotte and wrote for several Charlotte publications while there. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym, reading or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees. Reach her at or on Twitter @alexsands_

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