Deadline nears for local election filings

ASHEBORO – The filing deadline for municipal elections ends at noon Friday for most of Randolph County communities.

By the beginning of this week, 25 people filed as candidates across nine different spots on the ballot. That includes seven within the City of Asheboro (three for the city council, three for the board of education and incumbent mayor David Smith).

City council members Clark Bell, Walker Moffitt and Katie Snuggs also filed to keep their seats.

Vice chair Baxter Hammer and Beth Knott have their names on the list in bids to stay on the 11-member Asheboro City Schools board of education. Adam Hurley also filed for a spot on the ballot for the board of education.

Of the 25 to file for spots on the ballot, eight of those are for positions on the City of Thomasville ballot. A small number of Randolph County residents are eligible to vote on Thomasville matters.

For Randleman and Trinity, the filing period runs from July 26 until noon Aug. 13.

Tracy Shaw, elections systems specialist with the Randolph County board of elections, said it’s a unique circumstance caused by the 2010 census that has created different filing periods. Randleman and Trinity have wards involved in their elections.

“This year is just a little different,” Shaw said of the dual filing periods.  “They all still have the same election date.”

Election Day is Nov. 2.

By Randolph Record

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