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What to know about the second primary election on Tuesday, May 14

Some voters in NC will head to the polls again to decide nominees for November.

Blurred background of a parking lot with an "I voted" sticker.

Only some residents can get stickers this go around.

Photo by WStoday

The second primary election in NC is happening Tuesday, May 14. Here’s what you need to know:

It’s the first statewide runoff since 2012

According to state law, when no primary candidate receives at least 30% of the vote, the candidate who comes in second can demand a second primary. That’s what happened in the statewide Republican races for Lieutenant Governor + State Auditor.

Not everyone can vote

Only Republican voters, unaffiliated voters who did not vote in the March 14 primary, and unaffiliated voters who voted a Republican ballot in March are eligible to head to the polls.

Your polling place may have moved

You can find your polling place based on where you normally cast your ballot. Don’t worry, the change is temporary.

Normal election rules apply

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Remember to bring a valid ID if you vote in person. Your absentee ballot must be returned to the Forsyth County Board of Elections (201 N. Chestnut St.) by 7:30 p.m.