Voting machines are being put in place and One Stop Voting will open in Lincoln County at four different locations for one stop voting on Thursday, Oct. 15. The four locations for One Stop Voting are the election room at Lincoln County Board of Elections which is located at 451 Salem Church Road in Lincolnton, for City of Lincolnton voters, the Betty Ross Recreation Center at 800 Madison Street in Lincolnton, at the West Lincoln Library Community Room at 4794 Westwinds Road in Lincolnton and the East Lincoln Recreation Community Center at 8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver. One Stop Voting opens on Thursday, Oct. 15 and run through Saturday, Oct. 31. Voting hours at each location are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Sunday. Primary voting is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
More than 6,000 absentee ballots have been requested and according to Lincoln County Board of Elections Director Brad Putnam, of the close to 3,000 ballots that have been returned, mistakes were minimal.
In addition to Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican) and Joseph Biden/Kamala Harris (Democrat) running for President and Vice President, Don Blankenship/William Mohr (Constitution), Howie Hawkins/Angela Walker (Green) and Jo Jorgensen/Jeremy (Spike) Cohen (Libertarian) are also on the ticket.
For U.S. Senate, Thom Tillis (Republican), Shannon Bray (Libertarian), Cal Cunningham (Democrat) and Kevin Hayes (Constitution).
For the U.S. House of Representatives, District 10, David Parker (Democrat) and Patrick McHenry (Republican).
For N.C. Governor – Al Pisano (Constitution), Roy Cooper (Democrat), Steven DiFoire (Libertarian) and Dan Forest (Republican).
For N.C. Lieutenant Governor – Mark Robinson (Republican) and Yvonne Holley (Democrat).
For N.C. Attorney General – Jim O’Neill (Republican) and Josh Stein (Democrat).
For N.C. Auditor – Anthony Street (Republican) and Beth Wood (Democrat).
For N.C. Commission of Agriculture – Steve Troxler (Republican) and Jenna Wadsworth (Democrat).
For N.C. Commissioner of Insurance – Mike Causey (Republican) and Wayne Goodwin (Democrat).
For N.C. Commissioner of Labor – Josh Dobson (Republican) and Jessica Holmes (Democrat).
For N.C. Secretary of State – E.C. Skyes (Republican) and Elaine Marshall (Democrat).
For N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction – Catherine Truitt (Republican) and Jen Mangrum (Democrat).
For N.C. Treasurer – Ronnie Chatterji (Democrat) and Dale Folwell (Republican).
For N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Seat 1 – Cheri Beasley (Democrat) and Paul Newby (Republican).
For N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Seat 3 – Phil Berger, Jr. (Republican) and Lucy Inman (D).
For N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Seat 4 – Tamara Barringer (R) and Mark Davis (D).
For N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Seat 4 – Tricia Shields (D) and April Wood ( R).
For N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Seat 5 – Lora Cubbage (D) and Fred Gore ( R).
For N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Seat 6 – Gary Styers (D) and Chris Dillon ( R).
For N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Seat 7 – Reuben Young (D) and Jeff Carpenter ( R).
For N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Seat 13 – Chris Brook (D) and Jefferson Griffin ( R).
For N.C. State Senate District 44 – Ted Alexander ( R) and David Lattimore (D).
For N.C. House of Representatives District 97 – Jason Saine ( R) and Greg McBryde (D).
For N.C. District Court Judge District 27B, Seat 2 – Dan Black (D) is running unopposed.
For N.C. District Court Judge District 27B, Seat 3 – Jeannette Racquel ( R) is running unopposed.
For N.C. District Court Judge District 27B, Seat 4 – Brad Champion ( R) is running unopposed.
For N.C. District Court Judge District 27B, Seat 5 – Angela Woods (D) and Jamie Hodges ( R).
For N.C. District Court Judge District 27B, Seat 6 – Justin Brackett ( R) is running unopposed.
For Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, three seats are open – Autumn Watson (D), Cathy Davis ( R), Anita McCall and Carrol Mitchem ( R).
For City of Lincolnton, Ward Two – John Cloninger (D) and Christine Poinsette ( R).
For City of Lincolnton, Ward Four – Tom Flohr (D) and Roby Jetton ( R).
For Board of Education, At Large (nonpartisan) – Heather Rhyne, Debra Williams, Ann Cesena and Stephanie Mullen.
For Board of Education, District 1 (nonpartisan) – Jon Propst and Myra Heavner.
For Board of Education, District 3 (nonpartisan) – Christina Sutton, Jason Beckley and Kirk Herbertson.
For Board of Education, District 4 (nonpartisan) – Matthew Beam, Robin Byrant and Mark Mullen.
For Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor – William C. Bess, Jr. is running unopposed.
Please note that voter identification is not required for voting in 2020.
For more questions, call the Lincoln County Board of Elections at (704) 736-8480.