from the Observer:
"North Carolina’s primary election on May 8 saw a high turnout, with nearly three times as many voters showing up as in 2010’s primary."
Unfortunately, the primary runoff elections on Tuesday will likely drop to single digit turnout – yet cost N.C. taxpayers well over $4 million. Most of the winners of the 15 runoffs for statewide, congressional and legislative primaries likely will receive fewer votes than their races’ losers received in May...
According to reports earlier today, the state BOE staff are projecting a turn-out not just in the single digits, but as low as 2% of registered voters. While some might differ with the proposal in this Charlotte Observer article, something needs to be changed in our second primary system in NC.