FROM STAFF REPORTS

Once the calendar officially turns to 2020, candidates for local offices will begin a 63-day sprint to the March 3 primary elections.

Absentee voting begins January 13.

Democrats and unaffiliated voters who choose to vote in the Democratic primary will not be able to participate in most of the local primaries. In local races, only one Democrat, I-SS Board of Education member Charles Gallyon, filed for the 2020 elections.

Meanwhile, Republican voters and unaffiliated voters who choose to vote in the GOP primary will cast ballots for as many as three candidates in the primary for county commissioners, as well as several local judicial races, and two seats on the I-SS Board of Education.

Regardless of party affiliation, voters in Iredell County will have a chance to give a thumbs up or thumbs down to two bond referenda that, if approved, would authorize the Iredell County Board of Commissioners to borrow $115 million to fund construction of new high school for Iredell-Statesville Schools and a new middle school for Mooresville Graded School District, and an additional $10 million to fund construction of a new public safety training center for Mitchell Community College.

For a complete list of local, state and federal races on the March 3 ballot, click HERE.

Voter Registration Information

Click HERE to learn more about registration requirements.

Primary Election Calendar

Here are some important dates for the March 3 primary elections:

Monday, January 13: Absentee Voting By Mail Begins

Friday, February 7: Voter Registration Deadline for March 3 primary

Thursday, February 13: One-Stop Voting Begins

Tuesday, February 25 (5 p.m.): Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail

Saturday, February 29: One-Stop Voting Ends

Tuesday, March 3 (5 p.m.): Last Day to Return an Absentee Ballot by Mail

Tuesday, March 3 (6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.): Primary Election Day

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