Filing starts Monday for the May second primary elections. Races run the gamut, from State House seats to local Clerk of Courts. New voting machines will be in use at several Eastern Carolina polling sites this year. The North Carolina General Assembly was prompted to move forward with new voting equipment standards following an electronic voting system mishap that resulted in more than 4,000 votes being lost in Carteret County during the November 2004 general election.
The registration deadline is April 7th, and one-stop early voting begins April 13th.