Politics
7:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Runoff Election Tuesday to Decide Republican Candidate for U.S. House Seat

Some Greensboro voters will head to the polls Tuesday, July 15.

Greensboro's Republican runoff for a U.S. District 6 Congressional candidate will be July 15.
Greensboro's Republican runoff for a U.S. District 6 Congressional candidate will be July 15.
Credit by: kirstin_a (via flickr)

On Tuesday, voters will cast a ballot to decide which Republican candidate will represent the party in the 6th U.S. Congressional District race.

During the May 6th Primary, no Republican candidate received more than 40 percent of the votes, and so a runoff is necessary. Republican and unaffiliated voters will decide between Phil Berger, Jr. and Mark Walker. The winner will face off against Democrat Laura Fjeld during the General Election in November.

Charlie Collicutt is the Director of the Guilford County Board of Elections. He says it’s important to understand who is eligible to vote in the upcoming election. “This election is not for everybody,” he says. “This is for a U.S. House Seat, so it needs to be voters who are registered in District 6, and are Republicans, or those who are unaffiliated voters and either did not vote back on May 6th, or chose the Republican ballot when they did vote on May 6th.”

Collicutt also expects fewer people to cast their votes in the election on Tuesday compared to the May Primary. He says, “It will probably be less than what we saw in May, which was about 15 percent. Normally, the second primaries have a very, very low turnout. We’ve seen as low as 2, 3, and 4 percent. I think we’ll do higher than that, but we will not hit what we did in May.”

All 107 precincts will be open on Tuesday for voters in District 6 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Eligible voters can report to their usual precincts to cast their ballot.