Two Local Races on Tuesday’s Primary Ballot

Two Local Races on Tuesday’s Primary Ballot

A pair of local political races will come into focus after Tuesday’s primary election.

The city of Goldsboro mayoral race and the Goldsboro City Council District 5 seat are both on the ballot. The two candidates receiving the most votes in each race will advance to the Nov. 7 general election.

Dave Craig, Bevan Foster, Charles Gaylor, Chuck Henry, Zach Lilly, and Raymond Smith Jr., are each vying to become Goldsboro’s next mayor.

Beverly Weeks, Phyllis Merritt-James, and Chretien Dumond are contending for the District 5 city council seat.

Registered voters can vote from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at their assigned precinct. Voters can call the Wayne County Board of Elections at  (919) 731-1411 or check their eligibility/precinct at:

Voters will be asked to show a photo ID when they vote. All voters will be allowed to vote with or without ID. Anyone lacking an ID can get one for free from their county board of elections. To learn more visit

Registered voters who live within the boundaries of the City of Goldsboro may vote in the municipal election.

According to the Wayne County Board of Elections, 1,950 of 20,908 registered voters chose to vote early.

Follow throughout Tuesday evening for primary election results.