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Voter turnout was brisk Tuesday morning as residents cast their votes at the Winterville Fire Station in downtown Winterville.

Rob Taylor/The Daily Reflector

Voter turnout was brisk Tuesday morning as residents cast their votes at the Winterville Fire Station in downtown Winterville.

Editorial: Maintain interest for November

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The passage of Amendment One proved to be the dominating story to emerge from the primary election this week, but as compelling — though given less attention — were the other decisions made by voters here and across North Carolina. The state set its field for several important races, helped write the slate of candidates competing to serve in the Legislature and made crucial decisions about key local offices.

Voters will return to the polls in a matter of months, and should expect the time between now and then to be filled with campaign advertising, candidate rallies and debates, and get-out-the-vote efforts intended to keep the public informed and engaged. It is critical that North Carolina make educated decisions in the fall and it is incumbent upon would-be voters to use this period productively.

Pitt County’s turnout may not have eclipsed those recorded four years prior, but the number of voters who took part in the primary election was robust nonetheless. Though many were inspired to cast a ballot because of the controversial constitutional amendment, others were lured by prominent races like those for president and governor. Those races are all but set, with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney set to face off nationally while Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Walter Dalton seek to become the state’s chief executive.

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