**10:10 pm** Scroll down for the preliminary results. Macon Media and The Franklin Press were the only local new outlets present at the Board of Elections and Macon Media was the only one transmitting the results in near real time on the internet, posting results on Facebook before the state website.
Today is the second primary day in the 2016 election cycle. All regular polling locations are open and posted below for your convenience.
Only 328 of the 24,756 registered voters in Macon County availed themselves of the opportunity to vote early in this primary. Statewide projections are that only 5% of voters will participate in this second primary.
Voters will need to have Photo ID in order to vote. Learn about the acceptable forms of identification at the North Carolina Voter ID website.
There are two ballots for this election, one for Democrats and one for Libertarians, Republicans and Unaffiliated voters.
On the Democratic ballot, there is a little-reported or acknowledged primary race between Tom Hill and Rick Bryson for Congress. The winner will face Congressman Mark Meadows this fall. Democrats are the only ones voting in this Congressional primary in the 11th district since there are no challengers to the Republican incumbent.
On both the Democratic and Nonpartisan ballots, four candidates are running for Associate Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Here they are presented in the order in which the candidates appear on the ballots: Michael R. (Mike) Morgan, Daniel Robertson, Robert H. (Bob) Edmunds and Sabra Jean Faires.
The poll workers will mark buffer zones on Election Day with "No Campaigning Past This Point" at the following polling locations:
North Franklin - Franklin Town Hall - 95 Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734
South Franklin - Macon County Public Library - 149 Siler Farm Rd. Franklin, NC 28734
East Franklin - Macon County Environmental Resource Center - 1624 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734
Iotla - Macon County Airport - 1241 Airport Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Union - Robert C Carpenter Community Building - 1288 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Millshoal - Holly Springs Community Building - 2720 Cat Creek Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Ellijay - Cullasaja Gorge Fire & Rescue - 104 River Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Sugarfork - Pine Grove School - 38 Peeks Creek Road, Franklin, NC 28734
Highlands - Highlands Civic Center - 600 North 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741
Flats - Scaly Mountain Fire Department - 169 Hale Ridge Rd, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775
Smithbridge - Otto Community Building - 60 Firehouse Rd, Otto, NC 28763
Cartoogechaye - West Macon Fire and Rescue - 564 Charles Nolen Road, Franklin NC 28734
Nantahala - Nantahala EMS Building - 1096 Junaluska Road, Topton NC 28781
Burningtown - Burningtown Community Building - 250 Burningtown Baptist Church Road, Franklin, NC 28714
Cowee - Cowee School - 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin, NC 28734
**6:17 pm** 45 votes cast in the South Franklin precinct.
**6:09 pm** 91 votes cast in the Union precinct.
**5:54 pm** 75 votes cast in the Millshoal precinct.
**5:41 pm** 81 votes cast in the East Franklin precinct.
**5:30 pm** 80 votes cast in the North Franklin precinct.
**12:10 pm** 28 votes cast in the South Franklin precinct.
**11:53 am** 38 votes cast in the Union precinct.
Here is video of the polls opening in the North Franklin precinct this morning.