LUMBERTON — Tuesday is Election Day for the 2022 statewide primary and voters are encouraged to cast their ballots to determine which candidates will advance to the November general election.
Voters also will decide winners for rescheduled municipal elections in Lumberton and St. Pauls, which were postponed because of redistricting. School board candidates also will be chosen on Tuesday.
There are 39 polling sites that will be in operation from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Tina Bledsoe, director of the Robeson County Board of Elections.
“This is your last chance to come out and vote for this primary for the candidate of your choice,” she said.
In the primary election, voters will select nominees for a political party to move on to the Nov. 8 general election.
Contests on the ballot include U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. General Assembly, state and local judges, district attorney, and county offices.
In primaries, voters affiliated with a political party will be given a ballot of candidates for their party. Unaffiliated voters may choose the ballot of any party that has a primary. Libertarians do not have any primaries this year.
Additionally, St. Pauls residents will vote in a mixed beverage election. Voters can vote for or against the sale of liquor-by-the-drink in the town, Bledsoe said. Only St. Pauls residents can vote on that matter.
One-stop early voting ended on Saturday with 4,366 voters casting their ballots in Robeson County, according to Bledsoe.
One-stop early voting started slowly, but “picked up” in the last three days, she said.
Several contested races are on the ballot.
Lumberton City Councilman John Cantey Jr. is seeking to retain his Precinct 5 seat on the council. Cantey faces challengers Rhandi Cooper and Darryl Genus.
Mamie Regans Anderson and Joseph Weindel have filed for election to the District 3 seat on the St. Pauls Board of Commissioners. The seat is occupied by Deborah Inman, who did not file for reelection.
Brenda Fairley-Ferebee is seeking reelection to her District 2 seat on the Public Schools of Robeson County’s Board of Education. She faces challenger Melissa Ocean in the bid to regain her seat.
Peggy Wilkins Chavis has filed for election to the District 3 PSRC Board of Education seat occupied by Linda Emanuel.
Robeson County Commissioner David Edge, Rep., is running for reelection to his District 6 seat. Also in the race for Edge’s seat is Ray Cox, Dem., who will run against the commissioner in the November election.
Incumbent Faline Dial, Dem., will face challengers Sandy (Billy) Bowen, Dem., and Scott Bell, Rep., in the race to obtain the Robeson County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat. Dial was elected to the seat in 2018.
In another contested race, incumbent Lance Herndon, Dem., is running against Curtis Mabe Sr., Dem., and Tina S. Herring, Rep., for the Robeson County Board of Commissioner seat, which represents District 8. Herndon has served on the board since 2009.
Robeson County Clerk of Superior Court Shelena Smith, Dem., faces challenger Jamaica Campbell, Dem., who is running for her title as Superior Court clerk.
The North Carolina House of Representatives District 47 seat held by Charles Graham is up for grabs. The following candidates are running for his seat, Aminah Ghaffar, Dem.; Charles Townsend, Dem.; Jarrod Lowery, Rep.; and Mickey Biggs, Rep.
Charles Graham, Dem., will vacate his seat to run for election to the District 7 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, which represents North Carolina. Also running for the seat is Steve Miller, Dem.; Yushonda Midgette, Dem.; Charles E. Evans, Dem.; and Republican candidates David Rouzer (incumbent) and Max Southworth-Beckwith.
The following polling sites will be in operation on Tuesday:
Alfordsville – Evans Fire Department – 3440 Elrod Road, Maxton;
Back Swamp – Southern Spirit Tribal Building – 1872 Back Swamp Road, Lumberton;
Britt’s Township Fire Department – 9495 N.C. 72 East, Lumberton;
Burnt Swamp – Union Chapel Community Building – 3855 Evergreen Church Road, Pembroke;
Fairmont Fire Hall (Senior Center) – 421 S. Main St., Fairmont;
East Howellsville – East Howellsville Fire Department – 1000 Pridgen Road, Lumberton;
West Howellsville – Northwoods Fire & Rescue – 4213 Martin Road, Lumberton;
Lumber Bridge – Lumber Bridge Town Hall – 220 Railroad St., Lumber Bridge;
Clybourn Pines – Soaring Eagle Tribal Building – 422 Norment Road, Lumberton;
Lumberton #1 – National Guard Armory – 4502 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton;
Lumberton #2 – Bill Sapp Recreation Center – 1100 N. Cedar St., Lumberton;
Lumberton #3 – Godwin Heights Community Building – 1110 Mimosa St., Lumberton;
Lumberton #4 – East Lumberton Resource Building – 1608 E. Second St., Lumberton;
Lumberton #5 – Pine Street Senior Citizen Building – 801 N. Pine St., Lumberton;
Lumberton #6 – South Lumberton Resource Building – 1408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Lumberton;
Lumberton #7 – Myers Court Community Building – 317 Halsey St., Lumberton;
Lumberton #8A – Lumberton Lions Club – 1985 Carthage Road, Lumberton;
Maxton – Queheel Fire Department – 108 Rockingham Road, Maxton;
Orrum – Proctorville Community Building – 106 S. Pine St., Proctorville;
Parkton – Parkton Town Hall – 28 W. Second St., Parkton;
North Pembroke – Pembroke Rural Fire Department -1398 Prospect Road, Pembroke;
South Pembroke -Pembroke Public Library – 413 Blaine St., Pembroke;
Philadelphus – Lumbee Lodge At Philadelphus Tribal Building – 2715 Philadelphus Road, Pembroke;
Raft Swamp – O.P. Owens Building – 455 Caton Road, Lumberton;
Red Springs – Community Building – 122 Cross St., Red Springs;
Rennert – Rennert Community Building – 62 Park St., Shannon;
Rowland – Rowland Municipal Building – 206 W. Main St., Rowland;
Saddletree – Four Winds Community Center Tribal Building – 1073 Rennert Road, Lumberton;
St. Pauls – National Guard Armory of St. Pauls – 705 N. Old Stage Road, St. Pauls;
Shannon – Shannon Fire Department – 14640 N. N.C. 71, Shannon;
Oxendine – Oxendine Elementary School – 5599 Oxendine Road, Maxton;
Prospect – Prospect Elementary School – 4024 Missouri Road, Maxton;
Smyrna – Smyrna Fire Department – 2910 Wire Grass Road, Lumberton;
Thompson – Mcdonald Municipal Building – 4534 E. Mcdonald Road, Fairmont;
Union – Union Elementary School – 2547 N.C. 710 S., Rowland:
Gaddys – Gaddys Township Volunteer Fire Department – 1022 Gerald Road in Fairmont:
Sterlings – Orrum Volunteer Fire Department’s substation, formerly known as Sterlings Township Volunteer Fire Department at 7049 S. Creek Road in Orrum:
Whitehouse – Whitehouse Volunteer Fire Department – 11759 N.C. 41 South in Fairmont;
Wisharts – Allenton Recreation Center – 6721 N.C. 211 East in Lumberton.
For more information about polling places, visit the North Carolina State Board of Election’s website at ncsbe.gov/pplkup/ or call the RCBOE at 910-671-3080.