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Foxx no longer representing Yadkin under new congressional boundaries


By John Breslin | Feb 10, 2020

Vote 11

A redrawn congressional map will mean a longtime representative will not be serving Yadkin County after the next election.

The changes mean that U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-Boone) of the 5th Congressional District will no longer be representing Yadkin or Surry counties. Yadkin County will be part of the 10th Congressional District, where U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-Denver) is the incumbent.

McHenry is being challenged by Republicans David Johnson and Ralf Walters in the March 3 primary, with the winner to face off against Democrat David Parker.

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-Boone)

Voter registration deadline for the March primary is Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. Those voting in the polls will not have to show photographic identification, following a ruling by a federal judge blocking the implementation of a 2018 law. State officials, including the attorney general, have stated they intend to appeal but will not do so ahead of the primary to avoid confusion.

“Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020, primary election," Yadkin County Board of Elections Director Elaine Barnes stated in a memo, according to the Yadkin Ripple. "In a Dec. 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court."

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