Election days are journalists milk and butter.
Today is the North Carolina primary and my first election day as a journalist at a professional news organization. I’m not new to covering elections—I was an AP stringer and headed up the midterm election for The Pendulum. I pitched a student voters’ guide and handled the election night madness as managing editor for Elon’s student newspaper. It was a thrill.
Now I’m looking forward to covering Lee County politics. Things have gotten pretty heated from all sides of the asile in the days leading up to today’s vote (check out the Letter section of The Herald) and I’m anxious to see how it all plays out. I’ll be tweeting results at @Anna_M_Johnson as they come in and results will be in tomorrow’s edition of The Sanford Herald.
And if you’re a resident of North Carolina and haven’t already, go and vote. Look up your poll location here.