Landric Reid has tentatively won the second primary for Anson County Sheriff, according to results reported by the North Carolina Board of Elections at 9 p.m. Tuesday night.
Reid won 66.86 percent of the vote, a total of 2,651, to Mike Smith’s 33.14 percent, or 1,314 votes.
Reid preliminarily won the first primary in May, but Smith asked for a second primary. In May, Reid won 39.60 percent of the vote, a total of 1,650, with Smith close behind at 1,400 votes, or 33.60 percent. Because Reid earned less than 40 percent of the vote, a second primary was called at Smith’s request.
No Republicans filed for the office of sheriff, so the race was decided among the Democrats who filed, according to the Anson County Board of Elections.
Voter turnout was slightly higher than the May Primary at 26.93 percent (compared to 26.84 percent in May), with 3,967 of Anson County’s 14,729 registered Democratic or unaffiliated voters casting a ballot.
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