By Jesse Wood
March 21, 2014. Looking at the sample ballots for the May primary below, you might notice that many more candidates are on the Republican ballot rather than the Democrat, Unaffiliated and Libertarian ballots.
In Avery County, most races in the election are usually called in May – not November – because three-fourths of the voters in Avery County are Republican.
Ten Republicans are running for Avery County Board of Commissioner and three Republicans are running for county sheriff, including incumbent Sheriff Kevin Frye. Check out the ballots below.