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Polls open until 7:30 p.m. in congressional runoff

Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. today in the 11th Congressional District Republican runoff between Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn, the only runoff election in the state.


The winner will face Democrat Moe Davis, Green Party candidate Tamara Zwinak and Libertarian Tracey DeBruhl in the Nov. 3 general election.

All registered Republicans, unaffiliated voters who either did not vote in the March primary or voted a Republican ballot in the primary are eligible to vote. Polls are open at all 35 precincts. Covid-19 precautions include:

  • Single-use cotton swabs for voters using touchscreen voting machines.
  • Enforced social distancing for all poll workers and voters, including markings or barriers to prevent voters in line from standing too close together.
  • Hand sanitizer for voters and poll workers.
  • Face shields and gloves for poll workers.
  • Protective barriers between poll workers and voters at check-in tables.
  • Special sanitation kits at each precinct to ensure poll worker protection and clean tables, voting booths and voting machines throughout the voting process.