Early voting for the City of Statesville run-off election and the Town of Mooresville municipal elections officially began on Thursday.

Turnout was light in Statesville, where incumbent Mayor Costi Kutteh is battling challenger Brian Summers in a run-off and three candidates — incumbent Steve Johnson and challengers James Pressly and Kim Wasson — are vying for two at-large seats on the City Council.

As of late Friday afternoon, a total of 313 Statesville residents had cast their ballots, according to Iredell County elections officials. A total of 3,859 people voted in Statesville in the May election.

In Mooresville, where Tommy DeWeese and Kevin Kasel are running for the Ward 3 seat and incumbent Lisa Qualls in unopposed for the Ward 4 seat on the Town Board of Commissioners, only nine votes had been cast as of Friday afternoon.

Early voting resumes Monday and continues through Saturday, July 23.

Election Day is Tuesday, July 26.


For further information, please check the Board of Elections website or call 704-878-3140.