Guilford Voters Head To Polls After Single-Digit Turnout In Primary

Guilford Voters Head To Polls After Single-Digit Turnout In Primary

11:33am Nov 06, 2017
Detail of Guilford County sample ballot.

Tuesday is Election Day for many cities and towns across North Carolina.

In Guilford County, fewer than 10 percent of eligible voters showed up for the October primary, giving those who did an oversized voice in determining who’s on the ballot on Election Day.

For Greensboro mayor, the field was whittled down to the incumbent Nancy Vaughan - who earned more than 60 percent of the vote - and challenger, Diane Moffett, who’s making her first run for office.

In High Point it was much closer. Fewer than 100 votes separated top vote-getter Jay W. Wagner from second-place finisher Bruce Davis. The seat is open after incumbent Bill Bencini chose not to seek a second term.

More than 7,000 people in Guilford County have already cast their ballots through early voting, according to statistics from the county Board of Elections.

Polls are open Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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