As of Tuesday morning, 3,392 people have cast ballots at the five Early Voting Sites in Johnston County. Board of Elections Director Leigh Anne Price said turnout has been light compared to 2014 early voting numbers. Price said she hopes the voting numbers will increase this week.
According to statistics from the Johnston County Board of Elections, the majority of the voting has occurred in Clayton precinct located at The Church at Clayton Crossing, where 969 people have cast ballots. A total of 888 have voted at the main early voting site in Smithfield at the First Baptist Church Ministry Center.
A total of 764 voters have cast ballots at the Cleveland voting site, located at the Johnston Community College Cleveland Campus. 498 have voted at the Archer Lodge Community Building and 149 at the Benson American Legion Building.
Of those who have voted early, 52 percent are women, 48 percent men, and 75% of all early voters to date are white. Republicans are outvoting Democrats by approximately 5 percent.
One stop early voting will continue through this Saturday, March 12th. Traditional polling sites will be open next Tuesday, March 15th for the Primary Elections.