Here’s what to know ahead of the May 17 primary election in NC’s Border Belt

By Sarah Nagem

It’s understandable if you’re confused about who’s running for what office in which district for the May 17 primary. So were we – so we put together a simple guide for voters in Bladen, Columbus, Robeson and Scotland counties.

The N.C. Supreme Court told state lawmakers to redraw district maps for the General Assembly and Congress, saying the maps gave an unfair advantage to Republicans. Judges accepted new maps for the N.C. House and Senate, but a court drew the final version for the Congressional map.

Now, districts are set for a primary that will set the stage for the midterm election in November. Those results could have major implications in Washington, as Democrats try to maintain control of the House and Senate.

Locally, many voters will see a change in their representation in the General Assembly as a result of new districts lines.

We broke up the relevant information by county. Click below to see which races are worth watching where you live.

Bladen County

Columbus County

Robeson County

Scotland County