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Polls closed, officials total results


WILMINGTON -- Voters had until 7:30 p.m. to cast their ballots for Wilmington mayor and three City Council candidates. Then came the counting.

There are three candidates vying for mayor and 12 candidates in the race for the three open council seats.

There has been some confusion among voters about where to go to cast their ballots.

That's because the Board of Elections changed several voting precincts earlier this year. Officials say there were parking issues and handicap access problems at some of the old locations.

Last spring the Board of Elections sent voters notices in the mail telling them about the changes. But many say they were still confused.

Voter Joseph Boyer said, "My wife left the house a little early on the way to vote... And then, ten minutes later, she called me and said 'Where to we vote at?' I said, 'At the arts center.' She said, 'No, it's closed.'"

If you're confused about where to go here are the locations

If you used to go to Masonboro Baptist Church, you now go to Parsley Elementary School.

If you've gone to Cape Fear Academy in the past you now go to the Shrine Club.

If Snipes Elementary was your previous polling station your new one is Freeman Elementary.

Voters who used to go to Forest Hills School now go to First Christian Church.

If you live in the downtown area and used to go to Johnson Elementary or the Community Arts Center you now come to the Schwartz Center at Cape Fear Community College.

Voters who previously went to the Sunset Park School and the National Guard Armory now go only to the armory.

Sunset Park School is no longer a polling station.

If you're not sure which precinct you're in you can call the Board of Elections at 798-7330.

To win outright tonight a candidate has to get at least 50 percent of the vote for their seat. If that doesn't happen the second-place finishers can call for a runoff and voters would go back to the polls on November 13.

Officials will be totaling votes at the government center at Market Place Mall.

Mayoral Candidates

  • Justin Lanasa
  • Harper Peterson
  • Bill Saffo

City Council Candidates

  • Susan E. Clarke
  • Michael DeHart
  • Kevin Joseph Delahunty
  • Pat Delair
  • Chuck Denson Jr.
  • Andy Koeppel
  • Jeffrey S. Kohl
  • Ricky Meeks
  • Laura Padgett
  • Ronald Sparks
  • Kristi Tomey
  • J. Todd Turner

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