Pitt County Board of Elections Looks Ahead To Tuesday's Primary

For a county with predominately Democratic voters, it's the Republican races that are bringing folks to the poll, according to election officials.

Pitt County Board of Elections Director Dave Davis says it's mainly because Tuesday's primary election has plenty of contenders.

Clerk of Court Sara-Beth Fulford Rhodes has a Democratic challenger in Charlene Spain Corbett. There are also two Republican challengers including Chris Johnson and Wallace Gibbs.

Another interesting race is the one for sheriff. Sheriff Neil Elks is up against a man who dropped out before the election, although his name is still on the ballot.

WITN spoke to Paul McLawhorn over the phone who declined an interview. He says he's content with the thought of retirement in 2 years, not being the sheriff of Pitt County.