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Early voting starts Thursday

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  • Voter Guide: View candidate bios, priorities
  • Map: Early voting sites
  • Where to vote early

    The following sites open Thursday for early voting in Mecklenburg County April 24-25 and April 28-May 3. (Locations are in Charlotte unless noted otherwise.) For more information, visit the board of elections website at www.meckboe.org.

    • Hal Marshall Annex, 618 North College St.

    • Ballantyne Village Way, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way.

    • Beatties Ford Library, 2412 Beatties Ford Road.

    • Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

    • Independence Library, 6000 Conference Drive.

    • Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.

    • Matthews Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews.

    • Morrison Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd.

    • North Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville.

    • South Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road.

    • Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road.

    • University Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd.

    • West Library, 2157 West Blvd.



Voting for the May 6 primary starts Thursday. Here are some things to remember:

When can I vote?

Early voting starts at 8 a.m. at the Hal Marshall Annex, 618 N. College St. It starts at 11 a.m. at a dozen other sites listed below.

It closes at 7 p.m. everywhere.

Sites are open for the same hours Thursday and Friday, and Monday through Friday next week. On Saturday, May 3, all sites are open from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.

Who can vote?

Republicans and unaffiliated voters can vote in the Republican primary. Democrats and unaffiliated voters can vote in the Democratic primary. Libertarians and unaffiliated voters can vote in the Libertarian primary.

What’s the deal with the 12th District?

There are two elections: a regular election to succeed U.S. Rep. Mel Watt and a special election to fill Watt’s term.

Democratic ballots will first list the names of the seven Democrats who filed for the regular election. That will be followed by the names of six Democrats who filed for the special election.

In the regular Republican primary, Vince Coakley faces Leon Threatt for the nomination. But only Coakley filed for the special election.

If that sounds confusing, so is this: James Mitchell, who dropped out of the Democratic race this month, will still appear on the ballot. Jim Morrill

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