Filing period under way for remaining municipal elections
By Steve Herring
Published in News on July 6, 2011 1:46 PM
Filing for municipal and sanitary district offices began July 1 at noon and will continue through July 15 at the Wayne County Board of Elections office on 209 S. William St.
Eureka, Pikeville, Seven Springs and Walnut Creek have three board seats each up for election. Seven Springs voters also will elect a mayor. The filing fee is $5.
The filing fee is also $5 for the following:
* Fork Township Sanitary District Board, two seats
* Northwestern Wayne Sanitary District Board, five seats
* Southern Wayne Sanitary District Board, three seats
* Southwestern Wayne Sanitary District Board, five seats
As of press time this morning, three people had filed.
Robert Allan Cash filed July 1 for the office of mayor of Seven Springs.
David Francis Sloan filed Tuesday for the Walnut Creek Village Council and Scott Ingram filed the same day for the Southern Wayne Sanitary District Board of Directors.
Municipal elections in Goldsboro, Mount Olive and Fremont, whose boards are elected by districts, will be delayed because of redistricting.
Filing in those municipalities will begin at noon on Feb. 13, 2012, and end at noon on Feb. 29. The Mount Olive and Fremont elections would be held May 8. Goldsboro's primary, if there are more than two candidates per seat, also would be May 8 and the election June 26.
One-stop voting for the Nov. 8 election will begin Oct. 20 at the Wayne County Board of Elections office.
The hours will be as follows: Oct. 20 and 21, Oct. 24 to 28, Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Voter registration for the Nov. 8 election will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Polls will be open Nov. 8 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
To register to vote in North Carolina, a person must sign a voter declaration attesting that they are:
* a U.S. citizen
* have been a resident of North Carolina and the county they are voting in for 30 days prior to the election
* will be at least 18 years old by the next general election
* not registered nor will vote in any other county or state
* if convicted of a felony that their rights of citizenship have been restored