Election filing in Middleburg extended

Jul. 19, 2013 @ 07:15 PM

Henderson will have competition for all four City Council positions, Oxford has another varied field of choices and filing for the fall election has been extended in Middleburg.

In Henderson, two candidates have filed for each of the at-large Ward 1, at-large Ward 2 and Ward 4 seats, and three candidates will go on the ballot for Ward 3.

Filing Friday was Fearldine Simmons in Ward 4.

The two-week filing period closed on Friday at noon across the state. However, the elections board extended the deadline for Middleburg due to having two candidates for three commissioner seats.

Faye Gill, director of the Vance County Board of Elections, said Middleburg’s time is extended to Monday through Thursday each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The elections board office will not close for lunch during the filing period.

The board also had the option to take the nomination among write-in candidates with the most votes.

Middleburg had two filings on Friday — incumbent Ray Bullock for mayor and incumbent Ruth Nance for town commissioner. Incumbent Annie Fudge was the other commissioner candidate to file.

In Granville County, the Oxford mayoral race grew to three candidates and the town commissioner race for four seats swelled to seven candidates.

Howard Herring Sr. added his name in the mayoral race. Commissioner candidates filing in the final hours included Patricia Fields, Eddie McCoy and Quon Bridges, the latter a former commissioner and district judge.

There were no new filings in Stovall.

In Warren County, the last three of 25 candidates for the three communities signed up.

In the race for Warrenton commissioners, the eight names now also include E.T. Malone Jr. and Jana Miller. Joanne Reese filed for the Macon commissioner board, becoming the fifth candidate.


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