Early Voting Numbers Down 15 Percent

One stop early voting numbers for the May 8th primary was down this year compared to 2014.

A total of 2,712 people went to one of three early voting sites in Johnston County to cast a ballot, down from 3,201 in 2014, a decrease of 15 percent.

Even with the drop in total numbers, the same percentage of Democrats and Republicans voted early in each election.  Of the early vote totals in both 2014 and 2018, 63 percent of the total vote was cast by Republicans and 36% by Democrats both years. The remaining 1 percent came from Unaffiliated and Libertarian voters.

As of April 30th, there were 124,591 citizens registered to vote in Johnston County.  That included: 47,793 Republicans, 38,481 Democrats, 37,633 Unaffiliated, and 684 Libertarians.

Johnston County Board of Elections Director Leigh Anne Price expects a low voter turnout at the polling precincts on Tuesday. Polls open at 6:30am and close at 7:30pm.