The May Primary Election is today, as voters across the state cast ballots for a number of government offices, and on one proposal.
Richmond County residents will be casting votes for a wide range of offices, from U.S. House of Representatives to State Senate and down to local races for the Richmond County Board of Commissioners and the Richmond County Board of Education.
Voters statewide will decide if they are for or against an amendment being made to the North Carolina State Constitution which would allow the state to only recognize a legal civil union between a man and a woman. This is identified as a Constitutional Amendment under Referendum on the ballot.
One Stop Voting for the 2012 May Primary Election in began April 19 and extended until May 5.
At the start of One Stop Voting, there were 30,233 voters registered in Richmond County, with 19,205 registered Democrats, 5,205 Republicans and 24 Libertarians. There are 5,799 voters unaffiliated with any party.
According to the Board of Elections, there are 9,705 black registered voters in the county and 19,522 white registered voters. Richmond County has more female than male voters, with 16,480 female voters and 13,639 male voters. The Marks Creek precinct #2 has the most registered voters, with 5,374.
Precincts for the May Primary Election in Richmond County follow:
Rockingham #1 01
City of Rockingham Parks & Recreation (Browder Park)
1311 Rockingham Road
Rockingham #2 02
Leath Memorial Library (Calvin Little Room)
412 E. Franklin Street
Rockingham #3 03
(New location for 2012 elections)
Roberdell United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
1304 Roberdell Road
Wolf Pit #1 04
East Rockingham Fire Department
487 Airport Road
Wolf Pit #2 05
Community Church Recreation Building
193 Mill Road
Wolf Pit #3 06
Cordova Rescue Squad
636 Old Cheraw Highway
Wolf Pit #4 07
Ellerbe Grove Baptist Church
162 Ellerbe Grove Church Rd
Marks Creek #1 08
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
300 Charlotte Street
Marks Creek #2 09
First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
200 Rice Street
Beaver Dam #1 10
Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
108 McCoy Drive
Beaver Dam #2 11
Mt. Zion United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall
986 Ledbetter Road
Mineral Springs #1 12
Ellerbe Town Hall
108 W. Page Street
Mineral Springs #2 13
Norman Community Center
107 East Moore Street
Steeles #1 14
Mangum Community Building
5838 Grassy Island Road
Steeles #2 15
Parsons Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
561 Teddar Road
Black Jack #1 16
Mt. Pleasant Community Building
876 Grassy Island Road
For more information, contact the Board of Elections at 221 S. Hancock St., Rockingham, or by calling 910-997-8253.