The Complementary Spouse and I voted early as usual. We were the 3405th and 3406th persons to vote at our Buncombe County early voting location.
According to the poll worker, over 50,000 people have early voted in Buncombe County. Checking the county Board of Elections’ website, that number has risen to 62,109. Of that number, 29,271 were registered Democrats, 13,951 were registered Republicans, and 18,691 were unaffiliated. It appears from this, that Democrats are voting heavier in the early voting period than their proportion of the county electorate would suggest. Democrats are 39.7% of the Buncombe County registered voters and 47.1% of the early voters were Democrats. This seems consistent with what is going on in other states.
I was a bit surprised that we were able to just walk right in and vote. I had heard stories of a 45-60 minute wait from many areas. The only campaign workers that we saw were one for Deborah Ross (Democrat for US Senate) and one for Donald Trump.
Early voting in North Carolina still runs through this coming Saturday. It will be interesting to see what the latest revelations about Hillary Clinton and her emails will have on turnout here.
If you want to know where a candidate stands on your gun rights, there are a number of places to look. I’d suggest #Gunvote, the NRA-Political Victory Fund, GOA’s voter guide, and your state level organizations like Grass Roots North Carolina-PVF.