Revving up for Election Day

American and North Carolina state flags outside the Jackson County Justice Center. Photo by Ben Haines.

Tomorrow is finally the day.

After a contentious campaign season marked by a whirlwind of advertising and controversy, the 2012 United States presidential election is this Tuesday, Nov. 6.

A CNN national poll released today shows a statistical dead heat between incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

WCU’s CatTran shuttle service will transport voters to the Jackson County Recreation Center, Cullowhee’s polling location. The shuttles will collect passengers at the CatTran stop behind the A.K. Hinds University Center on Memorial Drive and will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

As of Oct. 30, there are 27,847 registered voters in Jackson County. Of those, 11,290 are registered Democrats, 9,370 are unaffiliated, 7,101 are Republicans, and 86 are registered as Libertarians.

Women outnumber men among registered Jackson County voters, 14,241 to 12,296.

Early voting in North Carolina ran from Oct. 18 to Nov. 3. According to the N.C. State Board of Elections, 9,056 Jackson County voters cast early ballots this year, a 10 percent decrease from the county’s early voting numbers in 2008.

Carolina Public Press: WNC early voters fail to surpass 2008 level

If you’re registered to vote, make your voice heard tomorrow.