One-Stop Voting up over 2020 totals

Published 4:11 pm Monday, March 4, 2024

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More people turned out to vote during the One-Stop session Feb. 15 to March 2 than they did in the early voting period four years ago.

According to the Stanly County Board of Elections, 4,877 voters cast ballots in the 290 hours of early voting that concluded Saturday afternoon. Of that, 3,238 voted at the Board of Elections at Stanly Commons and 1,639 voted at Locust City Hall.

Board of Elections Director Kimberly Blackwelder said of the 44,526 registered voters, almost 11% voted early this time.

That is about 1% more than the percentage of the 41,086 registered voters who cast ballots early in 2020. During the 309 hours of early voting Feb. 13-29, 2020, 3,980 voters marked their ballots — 2,929 at the Board of Elections and 1,051 in Locust.

Primary day voting begins at 6:30 a.m. today and continues until 7:30 p.m. at polling sites throughout the county.

Visit and check out this weekend’s issue of The Stanly News & Press for coverage of results and reaction.