Ocracoke voters can cast ballots Tuesday
Published 5:17 am Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Only days after Ocracoke was awash in hurricane-driven seawater, the residents of the island will be able to cast ballots in the special election for U.S. House of Representatives, District 3. Viola Williams, Elections Office director for Hyde County, says the election will take place as scheduled in all Hyde County precincts, including Ocracoke.
Registered voters on Ocracoke can cast ballots at the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, located at 822 Irvin Garrish Hwy., from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10.
The death of Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. on February 10 created a vacancy in the congressional seat he held. The North Carolina Third Congressional District includes the counties of Beaufort, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Greene, Hyde, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, as well as part of Pitt and Tyrrell.
Four candidates – Democrat Allen Thomas, Republican Greg Murphy, Greg Holt the Constitution Party and Libertarian Tim Harris are running for the 3rd Congressional District seat.