The filing period for the November 5 municipal election will begin on July 8 at noon and end July 19 at noon in the Halifax County Board of Elections office at the Historic Courthouse in Halifax.
The open seats and current incumbents are as follows:
Town of Enfield
At large seat — Tracey Gardner
District A — Bud Whitaker
District B — Kent Holmes
Town of Halifax
Mayor — John White
Commissioners — Barbara Daniels; Christina Wells; Lee Clements; Patterson Wilson; Lisa Turner
Town of Hobgood
Mayor — Danny Flanary
Commissioners — Milton Armston; Sallie Smith; Julian Padgett
Town of Littleton
Commissioners — Gerleen Pitchford; Ophelia Gould-Faison; Donald Spragins
City of Roanoke Rapids
District 1 — Ernest Bobbitt
District 2 — Carol Cowen who died in April
It is widely anticipated Sandra Bryant, a human resources specialist with Halifax Electric, and Greg Lawson, a retired police chief and former city councilman, will run for Cowen’s seat. Both had sought the appointment before council decided to let the results of the election determine the outcome. Both have said they plan to run for the seat in November.
District 3 — Carl Ferebee
Town of Scotland Neck
Mayor — Eddie Braxton
Commissioners — James Gunnells; Charles Shields; Raymond Watson
Town of Weldon
Commissioners — John Smith and Charlotte Moss
Roanoke Rapids Graded School District
Board members — Jay Carlisle; Tammy Colston; Cathy Keeter
Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District
Board members — Gregory Browning; Steven Holliday; Eugene St. Clair
Elections Director Kristin Scott said in a statement candidates who wish to file their notice of candidacy may do so Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Candidates must be 21 years of age, United States citizens, registered voters, and reside within the district in which they are seeking office.
In addition to the notice of candidacy, the following sections are included: Verification of voter registration, disclosure of any felony conviction, and affidavit of nickname.
No title, appendage, or appellation indicating rank, status, or position will be printed on the ballot.
A filing fee of 1 percent of the starting salary of the office will be required.
The filing fee may be paid with an individual check or money order made payable to the Halifax County Board of Elections. Filing fees cannot be paid by checks from a business.
Candidates wishing to spend or receive funds towards their campaign must have a separate account from their personal checking accounts.
Notice of candidacy paperwork may only be accepted if received during the filing period. If mailed, the notice must be received by the deadline. All notices arriving after the deadline will not be accepted.
For more information contact the board of elections office at 252-583-4391.