Tuesday primaries moved to May 18

Monday, May 3, 2010 at 12:27pm

1:43 p.m. update: Chancellor Russell Perkins approves delaying elections. County primaries will now be held May 18.

The Davidson County Election Commission is seeking to delay Tuesday's county primaries for two weeks.

County election administrator Ray Barrett said he plans to go before a chancellor at 12:30 p.m. to seek the postponement.

Chancery Court, like most other courts, is closed today because of the weekend's historic floods, but Barrett said "they are getting" a chancellor to come in for the hearing.

Barrett said it's still unclear how many of the county's polling places are unusable, but he knows of at least "six or seven."

"We just don't know. We aren't sure, but we know about six," he said.

Should the chancellor grant the delay, voting will take place at the normal polling sites from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 18.

"It'll be just like any other [election] day," he said.

Check back with The City Paper for updates on the chancellor's decision this afternoon.