Recently the Asheboro Courier-Tribune announced filing season for the 2015 municipal elections in Randolph County. Candidates may file starting Monday, July 6th at 8 a.m. and ending Friday, July 17, at noon.
Are you up to the task?
Cities with elections this cycle include Asheboro, Randleman, Ramseur, Liberty, Staley, Franklinville, Seagrove and Trinity. The Asheboro City Board of Education is also on the ballot.
The municipal general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Archdale changed its voting cycle to coincide with the general election in 2016.
Candidates can file at the Randolph County Board of Elections office, 158 Worth St. in Asheboro. Election officials remind filers to bring either a money order or cash when they file as the office does not take personal checks or credit cards.
The Asheboro City Council has three seats up for consideration. In Franklinville, the mayoral and two commissioner seats are open. In Liberty, it is the mayor’s seat and two commissioner seats.
Ramseur voters will elect a mayor and three commissioners. Randleman voters will cast ballots for two ward seats and one at-large seat. All positions are up for election in Seagrove and Staley.
Four seats will be on the ballot in the Asheboro City Board of Education election.
Because of recent changes voted on by the General Assembly, Trinity will have only one seat on the ballot this year. That will be a newly created at-large seat. Terms of office were changed from four-year terms to two-year terms.
The filing period for Trinity also changes for this year only. Anyone interested in filing to run for the Trinity at-large seat should plan on filing beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, July 27, through noon, Friday, Aug. 7
This link will open a pdf document from the Randolph County Board of Elections outlining the offices and filing fees for each office, and this link has additional pertinent information for candidates.
Election 2015 calendar below courtesy of Randolph County Board of Elections.
|7/06/2015||Candidate filing opens @ 8 a.m.|
|7/17/2015||Candidate filing closes @ noon|
|10/04/2015||First day absentee ballots are available by mail|
|10/06/2015||Election Day – Asheboro Primary, if needed|
|10/09/2015||Last day to register to vote|
|10/22/2015||First day of absentee early voting|
|10/27/2015||Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail|
|10/31/2015||Last day of absentee early voting – ends at 1 p.m.|
|11/03/2015||Election Day – Polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
|11/03/2015||Last day mail ballots can be delivered or postmarked|
|11/10/2015||County Canvass @ 11 a.m.|
The Randolph County Democratic Party is hosting a month-long series of lunch discussions every Tuesday in July, beginning with an open forum on July 7. Please invite your friends, bring your lunch, and join us!