Polls are open today

Published 9:16 pm Monday, July 16, 2012

Polls across North Carolina, including Beaufort County, open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. today for second primaries.

In Beaufort County, eligible voters who live in the 6th District of the N.C. House of Representatives will vote for either Arthur Williams or Mattie Lawson to be the Republican nominee who takes on Democrat Paul Tine in the Nov. 6 election. That election will determine who will represent the 6th District in the state House for a two-year term beginning in January 2013. The 6th District includes most of northern Beaufort County and all of Dare, Hyde and Washington counties.

On the Republican ballot are second primaries to select the GOP nominees for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction.
In the lone race on the Democratic ballot in Beaufort County, John C. Brooks and Marlowe Foster are seeking to be that party’s nominee for commissioner of labor. The winner of that second primary takes on incumbent Republican Cheri Berry in the Nov. 6 election.