ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Early voting begins Thursday for the North Carolina congressional primaries.
The election is in addition to the March 15 primaries. Back in February, a federal three-judge panel found that the maps for the 1st and 12th Congressional Districts were illegally gerrymandered by race, and said they must be redrawn. State lawmakers did so, and also delayed the congressional primary until June 7th.
In Western North Carolina, voters will decide who will run in the November election for the 11th and 10th districts, , according to WLOS.
In the 11th Congressional District, incumbent Republican Mark Meadows is unopposed in the primary.
Voters will decide between Democratic candidates Rick Bryson or Tom Hill as far as who will face Meadows in November.
In the 10th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Andy Millard is unopposed in the primary.
Voters will decide between incumbent Republican Patrick McHenry, Alberty Wiley Jr., Jeff Gregory and Jeffrey Baker. The winner of that race will face Millard in November.