Polls staying busy, see few issues

Voting at the Tabor city poll has remained steady but not overwhelming. (contributed photo)
Voting at the Tabor city poll has remained steady but not overwhelming. (contributed photo)

Despite long lines in the first few days, early polls are flowing smoothly across the county.

Senior elections specialist Kathy Enzor said Friday that 9,809 ballots have been cast in the county. The county has more than 35,000 registered voters.

“It’s a busy time,” Enzor said.

A few complaints have been filed about aggressive campaign workers breaking the “no politicking” boundary. Incumbent County Commissioner James Prevatte and State House Candidate Debbie Fintak were among those candidates named by voters as being aggressive toward people standing in line to vote at the Whiteville polling place.

This Sunday marks the first time polls will be open on a Sunday in Columbus county. Polls will be open Oct. 25 from 

You can cast a ballot at Whiteville, Ransom, Chadbourn, Fair Bluff or Tabor City’s early polling places, regardless of where you are registered. If you’re a traditionalist and wait til election day, however, you will be required to vote in your local precinct.

Dates and times are different for some precincts. Voting will be available at the Board of Elections office this Saturday (Oct. 24) and next (Oct. 31) as well as during the week. Times are 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Four other one stops will be open on Sunday as well as both Saturdays and weekdays.  Weekday hours are 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Hours on Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct.25 are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The final day of early voting, Oct. 31, hours are 8 a.m. 3 p.m.

The locations of the early polls are

  • Chadbourn Municipal Annex: 208 East 1st Avenue, Chadbourn 
  • Fair Bluff Fire Department: 152 Main St., Fair Bluff
  • Tabor City Courthouse: 110 W Fourth Street, Tabor City
  • Ransom Event Center: 2696 General Howe Highway, Riegelwood
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