Local Candidate Forums for Primary 2022

In the Primary, you will choose our candidates for the 2022 General Election. The Rowan Republican Party is hosting forums for the local Republican Primary Candidates to help you make that choice. Please share. The public is invited.
Local Candidate Forums: Rowan Republican Primary

Rowan County Commissioners, April 5, Tuesday, 6:30 -7:30 p.m., Heritage Room, 118 E. Council St. Salisbury
Moderator: Stephen Kidd

Clerk of Court and District Attorney Forums, Wednesday April 6, Rowan Public Library, Main branch, Stanback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St. Salisbury

Clerk of Court, 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Moderator: Mary Blanton

District Attorney, 7:30 – 8: 15p.m.
Moderator: Former Judge Ted Blanton.

Judges: District Court, Superior Court Forum, Tuesday, April 12, Rowan Public Library, Main branch, Stanback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St. Salisbury

District Court Judge, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Superior Court Judge, 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Moderator for both forums: Judge Anna Mills Wagoner, Retired

District 83 NC House, April 21, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Laureate Center, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis
Co-sponsored by Rowan and Cabarrus Republican Parties
Rowan Moderator: Mayor Brittany Barnhardt, Mayor of Granite Quarry
Cabarrus Moderator: Jack Lambert, Cabarrus Republican Vice-Chair

Rowan County Sheriff, April 25, Monday, 6:30 p.m., East Rowan High School Auditorium,
175 St. Luke's Church Rd Salisbury
Moderator: Kent Bernhardt

Questions for candidates may be submitted, using the link at http://rowan.nc.gop or by emailing [email protected]. Questions will be targeted by position, but not targeted to a specific candidate. For more information, contact the Rowan County Republican Party Vice-Chair, Greg Skelly, at the email shown.
Election Information:

  • Can request Absentee Ballots NOW through May 10, 5 p.m.
  • April 22, deadline to register to vote. May also register during One Stop Early Voting. Can NOT register on Election Day, May 17.

One-Stop Early Voting:

  • Begins Thursday, April 28th, Ends: Saturday, May 14th 
  • Monday through Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30th & May 14th – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday May 1st – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • 2022 Primary One-Stop Early Voting Sites
  • Rowan County Board of Elections, Outside Entrance, (West End Plaza)
    • 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W, Salisbury
  • Rockwell American Legion Building
    • 8580 US Hwy 52, Rockwell
  • Rowan Public Library – South Branch
    • 920 Kimball Road, China Grove