Early Voting Underway

Smithfield Town Councilman Travis Scott casts a ballot Thursday at the Johnston County Board of Elections Office in Smithfield. One stop early voting began today and will continue through November 4th. Turnout on opening day was very light. JoCoReport.com

One stop early voting for the November 7th municipal elections is underway.

Voters can cast a ballot at the Early Voting Location which is the Johnston County Board of Elections Office at 205 S. Second Street in Downtown Smithfield.

Early voting will take place every weekday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Early voting will take place only on one Saturday, and that will be the final day of early voting, Saturday, November 4th from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

For those not voting early, precincts will be open in towns across Johnston County on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7th from 6:30am until 7:30pm.

Several of the races across Johnston County are drawing a lot of interest which could lead to increased turnout.  However, turnout on opening day was very light.

There are contested races for Mayor in Benson, Four Oaks, Kenly and Selma.  Contested races for town council seats are taking place in Clayton, Four Oaks, Kenly, Princeton, Selma, Smithfield, and Wilson’s Mills.

Mayoral races in Micro, Pine Level, Princeton, Princeton and Wilson’s Mills are uncontested.  There are also uncontested council races in Archer Lodge, Micro and Pine Level.

According to the Board of Elections Office, there are 121,417 registered voters in Johnston County. Of that number 46,800 are Republicans, 37,926 Democrat, 36,049 unaffiliated and 642 Libertarian.  Only voters living in the city limits are eligible to vote in their town elections.