Absentee voting begins


First Posted: 1/15/2009

LUMBERTON -- Robeson County voters have a little more than two weeks to cast absentee ballots in the Nov. 5 election.
Absentee voting began Thursday at the county Board of Elections office. As of Friday afternoon, 24 people had cast ballots using one-stop voting. It ends Nov. 2 at 5 p.m.
When appearing at the elections office to vote, a voter must state his or her name, address and complete the application to vote absentee. Once the ballot is filled out, it is placed in a wooden ballot box . The votes are counted on Election Day.
People who will vote absentee the traditional way must return ballots to the elections office by Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. Ballots may be mailed or hand-delivered. The local elections office will not mail absentee applications after Oct. 29.
Voters will decide several contested races including, the U.S. Senate race, the U.S. 7th Congressional District, state House District 46 and 47 and county commissioner Districts 2 and 8. Fairmont voters will vote on whether to allow mixed drinks to be served at restaurants and clubs within the town limits.
The elections office is at 108 W. Elizabethtown Road.

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