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Early voting ends Saturday; polls open Tuesday morning at 6:30

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The early voting process in Halifax County has seen 2,083 people cast ballots as of Thursday, according to the board of elections.

Board of Elections Director Kristin Scott said the breakdown is as follows:

1,222 have voted at the ag auditorium in Halifax; 402 at Halifax Community College; 171 at First Baptist Church in Enfield; and 288 at Scotland Neck Town Hall.

Early voting ends Saturday at 1 p.m.

(A PDF of countywide polling places for Tuesday’s primary is included as an attachment at the end of this story. Any questions should be directed to the board of elections by calling 252-583-4391)

Polls for the Tuesday primary will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Scott said, based on previous turnout in non-presidential elections, as many as 13,000 people may vote Tuesday.

There are 38,251 registered voters in the county.

Races on the ballot are as follows:

Halifax County Board of Commissioners

Incumbents Vernon Bryant, Rives Manning and Patrick Qualls have filed for re-election.

Challengers are Terry Buffaloe, James Mills, O.D. Sykes and Rebecca Copeland.

Republican John Randolph Whichard is running for a board seat in November.

District attorney

Valerie Asbell — incumbent

Norlan Graves — challenger

Halifax County Clerk of Superior Court

Becky Spragins — incumbent

Michael Hawkins — challenger

Halifax County Sheriff

Wes Tripp — incumbent

Tyree Davis — challenger

Halifax County Board of Education

Claude Cooper — incumbent

Susie Lynch Evans — incumbent

Nicole Mills — challenger

Joyce Lashley — incumbent

Rachel Lynch — challenger

United States House of Representatives District 1

G.K. Butterfield, the incumbent, will run unopposed in the primary.

He will face opposition from Republican Roger Allison in November.

North Carolina State Senate District 4

Milton “Toby” Fitch is running unopposed in the primary.

He will face opposition from Republican Richard Scott and Libertarian Jesse Shearin in November.

North Carolina House of Representatives District 27

Michael Wray — incumbent

Franklin Williams — challenger

The winner will face opposition from Republican Raymond Dyer in November.

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