Early voting ends Saturday

May. 01, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

Early voting for the May 6 primary ends Saturday.

The district attorney’s race between Cindy Bostic and Mike Waters has drawn attention throughout the Tri-County. There are also primaries for two sheriff races, as well as those for county commissioner and school board seats.

In Vance County, Gloria White is challenged by Carolyn Faines for the District 1 seat on the county Board of Education.

In Granville County, the Democratic primary for the sheriff’s office pits incumbent Brindell B. Wilkins Jr. against challengers Ronald M. Smith Sr. and Jamye D. Hughes.

Two board of education seats have competition: Brenda Dickerson-Daniel and Tom Houlihan in District 2, and Danny L. Eudy and Catherine (Rose) Lyon in District 6. Toney Smith is unopposed in District 1.

The Superior Court clerk’s race has three candidates: Yancey Washington, Currin F. Knott and Danny Emory.

In Warren County, Democratic primaries have competition for sheriff (Johnny M. Williams, Greg Ayscue) and three county commissioner seats. In District 2, Richard Wilkins faces Tare “T” Davis; in District 3, Andy Riggleman, Gary Morgan, Victor Hunt and Ruby Downey are on the ballot; and in District 4, Bertadeen Baker faces Charles Ayscue.

Warren County has three uncontested Board of Education races.

Elsewhere in the Tri-County:

• Both parties have a primary for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Kay Hagan. Republicans are choosing between Thom Tillis, Jim Snyder, Edward Kryn, Mark Harris, Heather Grant, Alex Lee Bradshaw, Greg Brannon and Ted Alexander. Democrats have Hagan, Will Stewart and Ernest T. Reeves.

• Henderson’s Dan Whittacre is challenging Wilson incumbent G.K. Butterfield for the U.S. House of Representatives District 1 seat in a Democratic primary. Republicans Arthur Rich and Brent Shypulefski battle it out in their primary to face the winner of the Democratic challenge in November.

To vote in Vance County, go to the Board of Elections office, 300 S. Garnett St., and the City Operations Center in the old Lowe’s building, 900 S. Beckford Drive. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, May 2, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at both locations.

In Granville County, there are three voting sites: the Richard H. Thornton Library large conference room, 210 Main St. in Oxford; the Oxford Public Works building multipurpose room, 227 W. McClanahan St. in Oxford; and the South Branch Library multipurpose room, 1550 South Campus Drive in Creedmoor. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the public works building and South Branch Library and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the library in Oxford today, May 2, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all three locations.

In Warren County, vote at the Board of Elections, 309 N. Main St., from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, May 2, and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.