By Staff Reports
Buncombe/Henderson – The Republican second primary (Runoff) in the 11th Congressional District will take place on June 23, 2020.
The contest is between Republicans Lynda Bennett and Madison Cawthorn. The winner will face Democrat Moe Davis, Green Party candidate Tamara Zwinak and Libertarian Tracey DeBruhl in the November 3 general election.
Who is eligible to vote?
All registered Republicans, unaffiliated voters who either did not vote in the March primary or voted a Republican ballot in the primary. Eligible voters can access their sample ballot on these websites: https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/elections and for Buncombe County:
How and where can I vote?
All three voting options in North Carolina:
– absentee by mail, in-person early voting and in-person voting on Election Day – will be available to eligible Republican and unaffiliated voters in the county.
-Absentee voting by mail began on May 9 and the last day to request a ballot by mail is Tuesday, June 16.
The absentee form must be returned by mail or in-person to the Board of Elections office.
-In-person early voting will be 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, from June 4 to June 19, The last day,
June 20, will be 8 am – 3 pm.
Early Voting in Buncombe County and Henderson County is June 4 thru June 20th, on 50 Coxe Ave in downtown Asheville and at the Board of Elections office, located at 75 E. Central St., Hendersonville. (Saturday June 20th, only till 3pm.)
On Election Day, June 23, all polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
There is no voting at the Board of Elections or on Coxe Ave. on June 23.
What precautions will be taken for COVID-19?
-Masks available for all poll workers and voters who do not bring their own.
-Single-use pens for voters to mark their ballots.
-Single-use cotton swabs for voters using touchscreen voting machines.
-Enforced social distancing for all poll workers and voters, including markings or barriers to prevent voters in line from standing too close together.
-Hand sanitizer for voters and poll workers.
-Face shields and gloves for poll workers.
-Protective barriers between poll workers and voters at check-in tables.
-Special sanitation kits at each precinct to ensure poll worker protection and clean tables, voting booths and voting machines throughout the voting process.
-Thorough cleaning of voting sites before and after the election.