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Press Release

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Date: 5/13/2019


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9th Congressional District Republican Primary is Tuesday

RALEIGH, N.C. – Voters registered as Republican or unaffiliated in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District will go to the polls Tuesday, May 14, to choose who will run as a Republican in the upcoming general election.

The district includes all of Anson, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland and Union counties, and parts of Bladen, Cumberland and Mecklenburg counties.

Ten candidates are competing for the Republican nomination in the district. Only Republican and unaffiliated voters may vote in the Republican primary. Primaries are not necessary for the other political parties because only one candidate filed to run.

If no candidate receives more than 30 percent of the votes in the primary, the runner-up may demand a second primary. The top two vote-getters would be on the ballot for the second primary.

If requested by the runner-up, a second primary will be September 10, with the general election on November 5. If a second primary is not necessary, the general election will be September 10.

The winner of the Republican primary will face Democrat Dan McCready, Green Party candidate Allen Smith and Libertarian Jeff Scott in the general election.

Background: On February 21, the N.C. State Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election in the 9th Congressional District and two additional Bladen County contests after a four-day evidentiary hearing showed a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” operated during the 2018 general election in Bladen and Robeson counties.

The State Board also ordered new general elections for Bladen County Commissioner District 3 and Bladen Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor. The general election for those contests also is Tuesday.

The State Board of Elections offers the following tips for Election Day voters:


  1. To find out if you are eligible to vote in the 9th Congressional District primary election or either of the Bladen County elections or to view your sample ballot, go to the State Board of Elections’ “Voter Lookup” tool here:
  2. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters in line at 7:30 p.m. will be able to cast a ballot.
  3. Find your Election Day polling place here:
  4. Same-day registration is not available on Election Day.
  5. No voter will be turned away. Voters whose registration can’t be verified may cast a provisional ballot. Voters who have moved within their county may update their address at the polls.
  6. Voters who need assistance at the polls must request that assistance. Individuals who are unable to enter the polling place may vote curbside. Once inside the polling place, voters who experience difficulties should request help from a poll worker.
  7. Voter photo identification is not required in any North Carolina election in 2019. It will be required to vote in 2020, with exceptions.
  8. Election results will begin posting after 7:30 p.m. here.
  9. Members of the public may submit an election incident report through the “Report an Election Incident” link on the homepage of State Board website,









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