Getting ready to vote

ROBERT C. REED/HICKORY DAILY RECORD: Kenneth Young (right) and George Pack Jr with AAA Moving & Storage deliver polling equipment to the Oakwood precinct at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hickory.

From staff reports

More than a quarter of Catawba County’s registered voters have already voted in the 2018 elections.

In the 17-day early voting period, 30,383 voters, nearly 29 percent of all registered voters in Catawba County, cast a ballot, according to the unofficial data from the Catawba County Board of Elections.

That total included 14,693 Republicans, 6,997 Democrats and 8,621 unaffiliated voters.

This year’s early voting totals were higher than the 18,229 who voted during the 10-day early voting period in 2014.

Registered voters in Catawba County will have one more chance to vote from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. Voters in line at 7:30 this evening will be allowed to vote.

Voters have assigned precincts on Election Day, which they can find by entering their information at .

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