Primary election day is Tuesday, Mar. 3

Published 1:23 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Tyrrell County has 2,215 registered voters, according to Emily Hodges, elections director.

Below is a breakdown of those individuals by political party affiliation: Democratic, 1,173, Republican, 354; Green, 0; Constitution, 1; Libertarian, 9; and Unaffiliated, 678.

Sorted into racial and ethnic groups: White, 1,410; Black, 683; American Indian, 7; Other, 115; and Hispanic, 35.

And by gender: Male, 1,011; and Female, 1,162.

Early voting in the primary election is 9-5 through Friday, and 9-3 on February 29, in the elections office in the courthouse.

Election Day in Mar. 3, with the polls in each precinct open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The most talked-about races are within the Democratic and Republican parties. Six Democrats are vying for three seats on the Tyrrell County Board of Commissioners, and three individuals are seeking two seats on the non-partisan board of education. National and state offices are on the ballots, too.

Two Republican and one Unaffiliated candidates for board of commissioners get a pass in the primary. Their names will be on the general election ballot in November.

Sample ballots for the Democratic and Republican parties in Tyrrell County are printed elsewhere in this paper.