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Primary election is this Tuesday, May 8

Southern Jackson County voters will help decide who fills three school board seats, including District 5 race, which features candidates from southern end of county; primary will also decide who is elected Jackson court clerk

By Don Richeson / Staff

SOUTHERN JACKSON COUNTY -- Southern Jackson County voters will head to the polls Tuesday, May 8. Although it is a primary, some races will be decided by the election, including all three nonpartisan Jackson school board races and the Jackson Democratic clerk of superior court race. Because no Republicans are seeking the clerk’s post, the primary winner wins the post.

The school board races are also worthy of note because one of the three school board seats up for grabs is the District 5 seat, which is limited to candidates who live in southern Jackson County.

Voting hours are 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Depending on which precinct they live in, southern Jackson County voters will vote in one of three locations:

• Cashiers-Glenville Recreation Center, 355 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers.

• Glenville-Cashiers EMS headquarters, 75 N. Norton Road, Glenville.

• Cullowhee Fire Department, 10628 N.C. Highway 107 North, Tuckasegee.

Voters can check their voter ID card to find out which is their voting precinct, or contact the Jackson County Board of Elections office by calling 828-586-7538 or emailing There is also voter information on the State Board of Elections website at Folks can also check the Board of Elections Twitter feed for sample ballots at @JCNCElections.

The primary will also decide which Republican candidate will appear on the ballot in November’s general election in the Jackson County sheriff race and the Jackson District 1 county commissioner race, as well as in the U.S. House of Representatives District 11 race.

Democrats can choose their U.S. House of Representatives District 11 candidate in a three-way race.

Voters in Jackson who are registered as Republican can vote in the Republican primary; Democratic voters can vote in the Democratic primary. Unaffiliated voters may choose to cast their ballot for either one of the two major parties, but not both.

Although final voting results won’t be released until after the Crossroads Chronicle’s May 9 print edition goes to press, they will be available later in the week next week at


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