Early voting underway in Chatham County


PITTSBORO — In-person early voting for 2024’s March 5 primary election kicked off on Thursday, Feb. 15 across North Carolina.

Statewide, more than 340 early voting sites are open for early voting ahead of the primary.

“In-person early voting is one of the ways voters can cast ballots securely in North Carolina,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “The bipartisan election officials who work at each early voting site are prepared for a smooth voting process and to ensure the ballots of eligible voters are counted.”

Over 113,000 votes have already been cast, with 1,500 thus far in Chatham County.

There are 60,949 registered voters in Chatham County as of Feb. 17, according to the North Carolina Board of Elections. The county has just over 21,000 registered Democrats, nearly 15,000 registered Republicans and some 25,000 undeclared independents.

The county has five early voting sites open through the end of the early voting period, which ends on Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m.

Those sites are located at: Goldston Town Hall, 40 Coral Ave. #A in Goldston; CCCC’s Health Science Building at 75 Ballentrae Ct. in Pittsboro; the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center at 1192 US Hwy 64 W. Business in Pittsboro; Holland’s Chapel AME Zion Church at 360 Burgess Rd. In Apex; and the National Guard Armory at 801 Alston Bridge Rd. in Siler City.