House of Representatives District 6 Coble (R) 97,445 Foriest (D) 62,879
County Commissioners District 5 23 of 23 precincts reporting Phillips (R) 16,755 Gibson (D) 16,000
By Thomas Lester
Guilford County citizens hit the polls on Election Day to help decide a number of key races, including president and governor.
Countywide, 254,194 of 362,094 registered voters cast ballots.
At Oak Ridge Town Hall, Chief Judge Mary Jane King said a lot of folks turned out for early voting. In all, 2,025 voters who would normally visit the town hall on Election Day cast ballots ahead of time.
Oak Ridge resident Michael Kelly, who volunteered to campaign for the Republican Party, agreed with that assessment.
"I was here Saturday for the last day of early voting and every parking spot was full," Kelly noted. "It's been steady here today but nothing like the last day of early voting."
At Stokesdale Town Hall, Chief Judge Ann Gauldin said voters steadily came to cast ballots, with more at certain times.
"We've been having a good day," Gauldin said. "When we first started this afternoon, there was a rush. We had another at lunchtime and there will probably be one when people get off work."
More than 1,500 voters who vote at the Summerfield Community Center took advantage of early voting, but Chief Judge Betty Stantliff said 618 voters had cast ballots by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Election Day Coordinator Ed White, who oversees 12 precincts, was at Summerfield and said a lot of people cast early ballots, but several braved chilly temperatures to vote.
"We thought with early voting, it might be pretty light today," White said. "It's been busy."