Primary http://wunc.org en Low Turnout Expected For Run-off Primary http://wunc.org/post/low-turnout-expected-run-primary <p>Low voter turnout is expected at the polls Tuesday when a second primary takes place.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>Election officials expect less than five percent of eligible voters to cast ballots. The races will decide party candidates for five statewide positions. George Gilbert is Director of Elections for Guilford County. He says the only time he remembers strong turnout for a second primary was in 1990 for a democratic runoff between then Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt and then Brunswick District Attorney Mike Easley with the winner taking on U.S. Senator Jesse Helms.<br> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 21:35:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2076 at http://wunc.org GOP Runoff For Secretary Of State http://wunc.org/post/gop-runoff-secretary-state <p><a href="http://www.ncsbe.gov/" target="_blank">Early voting </a>ends Saturday in North Carolina's primary run-off elections. In races in which no candidate received more than 40% of the vote in the May 8th primary, the top 2 vote-getters face off on Tuesday for their party's nomination. In addition to several U.S. House and General Assembly seats, there are run-offs for 5 statewide offices. Isaac-Davy Aronson has this look at the two candidates for the Republican nomination for Secretary of State.<br> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 13:15:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 2084 at http://wunc.org Fayetteville Considers Scrapping Primaries http://wunc.org/post/fayetteville-considers-scrapping-primaries <p>Municipal primary elections could be on the chopping block in Fayetteville. The City Council has voted to explore the idea of eliminating the biennial primaries, and their 84-thousand dollar price tag. Fayetteville's mayor is among those who've raised concerns about the potential change. The mayor wonders if ditching the primaries could unfairly benefit incumbents. But Councilman D.J. Haire, who proposed the measure, doesn't share that worry.<br> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3502 at http://wunc.org Redistricting Foes Ask to Delay Primary http://wunc.org/post/redistricting-foes-ask-delay-primary-0 <p>Plaintiffs in a lawsuit over newly drawn maps for legislative and congressional districts want to delay the state's May primary until July.<br> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 21:25:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3515 at http://wunc.org