Voter registration deadline nears
Drew C. Wilson | Times file photo
Elections judge Angie Royal hands Van Raper his voting paperwork in Lucama as voter Donna McMurray waits at the Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department on Nov. 7, 2017.
State elections officials are encouraging Wilson County residents to check their voter status and ensure listed information is correct ahead of an Oct. 8 voter registration deadline for Nov. 2 municipal elections.
Eligibility requirements are available online at NCSBE.gov. Voters can check registration details through the N.C. State Board of Elections’ voter search tool at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.
Registration drives were held throughout the state on Tuesday, which was National Voter Registration Day.
“Voting is a critical way to make an impact in your city or town, county, state and country,” Karen Brinson Bell, the state elections board’s executive director, said in a news release. “If you’re eligible, we hope to see you at the polls this fall.”
More than 7.15 million people were registered to vote in North Carolina as of Saturday.
Residents who are eligible to become registered voters can complete a voter registration application and return the form to their county board of elections. Applications can be emailed, faxed, mailed or returned in person.
Motorists with North Carolina driver licenses can register through the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.The DMV website also allows voters to update registration information, except for name changes.
For more information and a link to the DMV service, visit NCSBE.gov and navigate to the “Online Voter Registration” section.
WILSON COUNTY CONTESTS
Correction, 9:57 a.m. Oct. 4: The list below was originally published with candidates for the towns of Lucama and Saratoga omitted. The corrected list appears here. The Times regrets the error.
Thirty-five candidates filed to seek 25 seats in Wilson County municipal elections. The following candidates will be listed on Nov. 2 ballots:
• Black Creek mayor: Ralph Smith Jr.
• Black Creek Board of Commissioners (five seats): Ellen Dawson, William Godwin, Roland Lucas, Candy Minshew, Larry Price and Lisa Skinner.
• Elm City mayor: Tawanda Moore and Grady Smith.
• Elm City Board of Commissioners (four seats): Tammie Atkinson, Timothy Bridgers, Dale Childress, Melvin Cooke, David Greene, Cornell Mercer Sr., Amelia Rivera-Speight, Gil Wheeler.
• Sharpsburg mayor: Randy Weaver and Robert Williams.
• Sharpsburg Board of Commissioners (two seats): Randall Collie, Beverly Davis, Michael Hughes and Becky Humphrey.
• Sims Board of Commissioners (three seats): Serenity Hargrove, Danny Howell and Kaleb Woodard.
• Stantonsburg Town Council (three seats): Donnie Bass, H. Powell Dew Jr., Jackie Grice, Ben Harper and Steve Mooring.
• Lucama Board of Commissioners (three seats): Michael Best, Sonya Bullock, David Johnson, Keely Pate, Helen Torres and Yvonne Taylor Williams.
• Saratoga mayor: Charles (Tommy) Hawkins
• Saratoga Board of Commissioners (three seats): Delance Ellis, Elaine Saunders and Tim Shelton.
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