More than half of voters have cast early ballots

Published 10:36 am Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Although the official 2020 Election Day isn’t until Tuesday, more than half of the registered voters in Davie County have cast their ballots.

Elections Director Tabatha Parrish reported that prior to Monday, 11,657 Davie residents had taken advantage of early voting. Add to that, 2,500 of the 4,176 absentee ballots mailed to voters have been returned.

Davie County has 31,322 registered voters.

Early voting continues this week at the Brock Gym, 644 N. Main St., Cornerstone Christian Church, 1585 NC 801 N. and Jerusalem Fire Dept., 7185 NC 801 S., Mocksville, available weekdays from 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. All sites will be open Saturday, Oct. 31 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Of course, voters can still go to their regular polling places on Tuesday from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

There is only one local, contested race – for Davie County Board of Education, and it has turned out to be somewhat controversial.

Return candidate Dwight Goodman is running again, as are incumbents Dub Potts, Paul Drechsler and Wendy Horne. All are Republicans. Cammie Paige Webb is running as an independent. Four seats will be elected.

Goodman has been the center of controversy because of past behavior. Three superintendents sent him letters asking him to stay away from school property without permission or an escort – mainly because of profane and threatening language.

Current board of education chair, Clint Junker, took the plea to voters to Facebook, asking them not to vote for Goodman just because he had an (R) beside his name, meaning Republican. County commissioners several years ago changed the school board election from non-partisan to partisan.