Filing period begins Monday

Commissioners, school board among those on the ballot
Feb. 07, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

The election season officially opens next week. The filing period for the 2014 elections runs from noon Monday to noon on Friday, Feb. 28.

Tri-County residents will have the opportunity to vote in several contests, including county commissioners and school boards, in addition to state and national midterm races.

In Vance County, the terms of three county commission and four school board seats are up for grabs.

For the county commission, Gordon Wilder’s District 3, Dan Brummitt’s District 4 and Tommy Hester’s District 7 seats will be on the ballot; seats occupied by school board members Gloria White in District 1, Darlynn Oxendine in District 2, Margaret Ellis in District 6 and Ruth Hartness in District 7 will also be up for grab.

Granville County residents may vote for candidates for county commissioner in districts 2, 6 and 7 and school board in districts 1, 2 and 6.

Currently, David Smith represents District 2, Tim Karan District 6 and Edgar Smoak District 7 on the county board. Seats on the ballot among school board members are occupied currently by Toney Smith in District 1, Brenda Dickerson-Daniel in District 2 and Catherine “Rose” Lyon in District 6.

In Warren County, a total of six seats are up in this election cycle: county commission seats in District 1, represented by Ulysses Ross; District 3, served by Ruby Downey; and District 4, represented by Bertadean Baker; and school board seats in District 1; District 2, represented by Lynn Lassiter; and District 4, served by Calvin Jones. Former school board member Charles Grady resigned his District 1 seat last year.

In Vance, Granville and Warren counties, the sheriff, clerk of court and register of deeds will be on the ballot. The district attorney’s position, which represents the Tri-County area and Franklin County, will also be up for grabs. District Attorney Sam Currin announced in December his intention to step down at the end of his term.

Residents will also have the chance to vote for representatives in the state House and Senate in addition to other state and federal midterm races.

For the primary, early voting runs Thursday, April 24, through Saturday, May 3, and it includes two Saturdays. The primary is set for Tuesday, May 6, with the county canvass scheduled for Tuesday, May 13.

Early voting for the general election begins Thursday, Oct. 23, and ends Saturday, Nov. 1. The election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4. The county canvass is scheduled for Nov. 14 with the state canvass to follow Nov. 25.


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