The new political district boundaries are expected to create some confusion Tuesday as primary voters go to the polls. If there are problems, expect split voter precincts to be the culprit. Neighbors voting at the local precinct may receive very different ballots, depending on how the lines are drawn.
These numbers from the state Board of Elections help put it in context: In Rowan County, election officials will offer 316 different ballots, and in neighboring Iredell County 272 different ballots are being readied. All together, 14 different counties have about 100 different ballot styles, according to state election officials.