GOP primary election voting happens during pandemic

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — GOP primary election voting happened Tuesday despite the pandemic.

There were special measures. All ten sites had COVID-19 signage for voters, which enforced social distancing.

The election was a spinoff of the March 3rd election. There are three candidates who are running for county commissioner.

Assigned Chief Judge Herbert Washington said he believes the low turnout at his precinct had a lot to do with COVID-19 impacts.

“That’s also based on circumstances with those in the district who may not be aware of it, may not have transportation, or may not choose to go out,” Washington said. “A lot of people don’t travel as much as they once did because of COVID. The pandemic has really reached our county as well.”

You still have a chance to vote if you haven’t. Washington said voting will end at 7:30 p.m.

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