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Posted on: March 16, 2022

Primary and Municipal Election

Public Notice

The statewide primary and municipal elections for the Town of Mount Olive will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. 

One-stop early voting will be held at the following locations from Thursday, April 28, 2022, to Saturday, May 14, 2022:

  • Wayne County Public Library, 1001 East Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530
  • Mount Olive Train Depot, 110 West Main Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365

Both sites will be open weekdays of April 28 - 29 (8:00am – 7:30pm) and May 2 - May 13 (8:00am – 7:30pm). Both sites will also be open on Saturday, May 7 (9:00am – 2:00pm), Sunday, May 8 (12:00pm-3:00pm) and Saturday, May 14 (8:00am – 3:00pm). A full schedule may be found at www.waynegov.com. 

Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters who have requested them beginning March 28, 2022. A voter can fill out an absentee ballot request at votebymail.ncsbe.gov, or by filling out a request form provided by the county board of elections office. The request must be received through the website or by the Wayne County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. May 10, 2022.

In the primary election, voters will select nominees for a political party to move on to the November 8 general election. Contests on the ballot include U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. General Assembly, state and local judges, district attorney, and county offices. In primaries, voters affiliated with a political party will be given a ballot of candidates for their party. Unaffiliated voters may choose the ballot of candidates for any party primary.

Registered voters who live within the boundaries of the Town of Mount Olive may vote in the municipal election. Municipal contests include the mayor and members of the municipality’s governing board. These contests will appear on the same ballot as the statewide primary contests above. Voters can view their eligible contests and sample ballot on or before March 28 at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.

The voter registration deadline for this election is 5 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2022. Eligible individuals who are not registered by that deadline may register and vote at any early voting site during the early voting period. New registrants will be required to provide documentation of their residence. Voters who wish to change party affiliation must do so by the April 22 deadline.

Questions? Call the Wayne County Board of Elections Office at 919-731-1411 or send an email to elections@waynegov.com. 

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