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Municipal election filing period starts July 7

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The Filing Period for the November 7 municipal election will begin on Friday, July 7, at noon and end Friday, July 21, at noon in the Halifax County Board of Elections Office at the Old Historic Courthouse in Halifax for the following municipalities:

Town of Enfield (Mayor Barbara Simmons; District A Commissioner Therman Hunter and District B Commissioner Earl Harvey)

Town of Halifax (Mayor John White and all five town commissioners)

Town of Hobgood (Mayor Dannie A. Flanary and Commissioners Sam Johnson and Julian Padgette)

Town of Littleton (Mayor John R. Girdley and Commissioners Heidi Hogan and Sylvia Alston)

City of Roanoke Rapids (Mayor Emery Doughtie and council members Suetta Scarbrough and Wayne Smith)

Town of Scotland Neck (Mayor Eddie Braxton and Commissioners James Savage and Charles Suit)

Town of Weldon (Mayor Julia Meacham and Commissioners Susie Adams, Kimberly Robinson and Stanley Edwards)

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District (Board members Mike Salanik, Valencia Davis and Jane Deese)

Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District (All three seats)

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, payable to the Halifax County Board of Elections. Filing fees cannot be paid by a check 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.
Contact the Board of Elections Office at 252-583-4391 for questions or more information.

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