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Over 5,100 vote early


Updated Nov. 5, 5:10 p.m.

About half of Alex's registered voters took part

Many residents turned out to cast ballots in the General Election. After the final day of early voting, Saturday, November 1, Alexander County had a final One Stop tally of 5,155 voters in the 2014 General Election, or about 21.35 percent of the County’s 24,194 registered voters. There were some 12,036 ballots cast, in all, during the 2014 General Election, for a turnout of 49.75 percent. 

 Some unofficial results in local races are shown below.

Voters of Alexander County chose Republicans Milton Campbell, Josh Lail, and Ronnie Reese as the three newest County Commissioners, over Democratic candidates Lisa Barnes, Marty Loudermilt, and Joel Harbinson.
Unofficial vote tallies are as follows: Campbell, 7,119 votes; Lail, 6,734; Reese, 6,457; Loudermilt, 4,770; Harbinson, 4,385; and Barnes, 4,299.

Alexander County voters chose four candidates for the Board of Education in the 2014 General Election, according to unofficial results from the Board of Elections. Harry Schrum (District 1) returns to the Board, as well as David Odom (Dist. 2), where they will join new members Sallie Hartis (Dist. 2), and Marty Pennell (Dist. 4).
District 1 - Schrum had 2,656 votes. There were 64 write-ins for miscellaneous names.
District 2 - David Odom had 1,668 votes, with Sallie Hartis having 1,546 votes, Darian Sigmon had 1,235 votes, and Lousie McIlvian, 365. Write-ins, 22.
District 3 - No seats open.
District 4 - Marty Pennell had 1,826 votes and Ray Johnson garnered 1,129 votes. There were 26 write-ins.


Alexander County Clerk of Superior Court Danny T. Dyson (D-unopposed), Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman (D-unopposed), and Alexander County Register of Deeds Benjamin Hines (R) won re-election to their seats on Tuesday, Nov. 4, according to unofficial results.
Dyson was top vote-getter overall in the County, garnering 9,818 votes to win his second full term. Bowman was next highest, having 9,558 votes. He is also elected to his second full term.
Hines took 7,919 votes (67.57 percent), quite a handy win over Democratic challenger Angela Kerley Chatham’s 3,800 votes (32.43 percent). This means that Hines embarks soon on his eighth term as Register of Deeds. He was first elected to the seat during President Reagan’s administration in 1986.

Be sure to read candidate comments in this week's edition of The Taylorsville Times.


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