Because no Republicans filed for the Orange County commissioners race, Democratic candidates will only be facing members of their own party for the open seats.
“This is not uncommon because of the political leanings of Orange County residents,” said Earl McKee, chairperson of the Board of Commissioners.
EARLY VOTING SITES
- The Board of Elections office at 208 S. Cameron St. in Hillsborough
- Carrboro Town Hall at 301 W. Main St. in Carrboro
- Chapel of the Cross at 304 E. Franklin St. in Chapel Hill
- Seymour Senior Center at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill
- New Hope Community Center at 4014 Whitfield Road in Chapel Hill
- Efland Ruritan Club at 3009 U.S. Highway 70 West in Efland
As of November 2015, approximately 48 percent of registered voters in Orange County are Democrats, as opposed to the almost 16 percent who are registered Republicans.
“Orange County primaries do have lower turnout than general elections, but nothing that falls short of the ordinary when compared to other areas,” said Tracy Reams, director of the Orange County Board of Elections.