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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.

Date Event
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.

 

News for weeks of June 22 and June 29

Below is a calendar of meetings for the remainder of June, 2015.

The Headquarters Program Committee meets at headquarters, Thursday, June 25 at 7pm – Committee members please attend.

Democratic Women’s Breakfast, Saturday, June 27, 9:30 am at headquarters. All Democrats welcome. The meal is “pot luck,” so please bring a breakfast item to share with your friends.

Executive Committee Business Meeting, Saturday June 27, 10:30 am at headquarters (immediately following the Democratic Women’s breakfast meeting). All Democrats are welcome as our elected officers and precinct committee chairs conduct essential party business.

Meet the Candidate – The NAACP is hosting a “meet and greet” for John Thorpe at Democratic Party Headquarters, Sunday, June 28 at 6:30 pm. Please come and hear what John has to say. He is exploring the possibility of a run for North Carolina State Senate against Rick Gunn. If elected, John will represent the Eastern half of Randolph County in State Senate district 24.

County Commission Meeting – Monday, June 29, 6 pm. Historic Randolph County Courthouse, 145 Worth St, Asheboro NC. Open to all. Come and see county government at work.  CORRECTION! – Monday, July 6, 6pm

Please note our headquarters address in 118 N Church St, in Asheboro. HQ is open at various times throughout the week. Feel free to drop by and visit if you are in the neighborhood. If you want to speak with us by phone to check whether or not we are open, ask  a question, leave a message or just speak with a friendly Democrat, give us a call at (336)629-9003.

Senior Dems and Eastside Dems – Yard Sale and Fish Fry – Saturday June 20

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Customers Wanted – Yard Sale!
June 20th, 6:30 am, 425 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203 – Yard-Sale sponsored by the Randolph County Senior Democrats and the Asheboro East Precinct Democrats. In the vacant lot beside Leo’s Car Care at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Drive and East Salisbury St.
Customers Wanted – Fish Fry!
June 20th, 11 am, 425 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203 – Fish Fry sponsored by the Randolph County Senior Democrats and the Asheboro East Precinct Democrats. In the vacant lot beside Leo’s Car Care at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Drive and East Salisbury St.

News for the Week of June 14-20

Meeting Cancelled
June 16th – The executive committee was scheduled to meet this coming Tuesday night, June 16 at 6:30pm; however, that meeting has been cancelled – due to vacation schedules and the Senior Democrat Fish Fry and Yard Sale scheduled the same week.
Free Webinar and Lunch Discussion
June 17th, Noon at Headquarters 118 N Church St – “How Local Government Works” Webinar – discussion to follow. Produced by the NC Conservation Network. Bring your own lunch. Ice Cream for dessert provided free of charge!
Help Wanted
June 17th, 6 pm  at Headquarters 118 N Church St – Help the Senior and Eastside Dems price yard-sale merchandise.
Help Wanted
June 19th, 6 pm at Headquarters 118 N Church St – Help the Senior and Eastside Dems load yard-sale merchandise onto the van.
Customers Wanted – Yard Sale!
June 20th, 6:30 am, 425 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203 – Yard-Sale sponsored by the Randolph County Senior Democrats and the Asheboro East Precinct Democrats. In the vacant lot beside Leo’s Car Care at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Drive and East Salisbury St.
Customers Wanted – Fish Fry!
June 20th, 11 am, 425 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203 – Fish Fry sponsored by the Randolph County Senior Democrats and the Asheboro East Precinct Democrats. In the vacant lot beside Leo’s Car Care at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Drive and East Salisbury St.
Upcoming for Week of June 21 – 27
  • Democratic Women’s Breakfast Meeting – 9:30 am, Saturday, June 27 at Headquarters – 118 N Church St.
  • Executive committee meeting will take place Saturday, June 27, immediately following the Democratic Women’s meeting.

Randolph Democratic Women’s Meeting, Saturday, May 30, 9:30AM

Randolph Democratic Women host NC State Senate Candidate John Thorpe at their breakfast meeting: 9:30am this coming Saturday, May 30 at Democratic Party Headquarters, 118 N Church St in Asheboro. Mr Thorpe is a Democrat from Burlington, NC who contacted us to announce that he is running for NC Senate District 24, currently held by Rick Gunn. District 24 occupies Randolph County east of Asheboro.

The Democratic Women’s meeting is a “covered dish” affair open to all registered Democrats. Bring a breakfast item to share. The meail is at 9:30, followed by the formal meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Announcing 2015 Precinct Meeting Schedule and Locations

The Randolph County Democratic Party will hold annual precinct organizational meetings at several locations around the county between March 7, 2015 and March 17, 2015. Dates and locations are listed at the end of this announcement.

Jim Meredith, Randolph County Democratic Party Chair, said “The Democratic Party believes in providing educational opportunities for our children, help for our seniors and disabled, and in reasonable and fair economic policies that help businesses grow and create and sustain employment opportunities for our citizens. Precincts are the building blocks of a strong and vibrant party. We need robust precincts to help move our county, state, and country forward. Democrats are urged to attend and get involved in our efforts to create a brighter future for all.”

Please find your precinct and the date and location of your particular meeting below. All meetings will last about an hour.

9:30 am, Saturday, March 7 at County Democratic Party Headquarters, 118 N Church Street, Asheboro for the following 5 precincts: Asheboro East, Asheboro North, Asheboro South, Asheboro West, Back Creek.

 6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 10 at the new Randleman Community Center, (Conference Room)  144 West Academy Street, Randleman for the following 3 Precincts:  Providence. Randleman, Level Cross

6:30 pm, Thursday, March 12 at the Archdale/Trinity Area Democratic Party Office, 4913 Suite K, Archdale Rd, Trinity, NC 27370 for the following 4 Precincts: Archdale, New Market, Trinity, Trinity Tabernacle.

9:30 am, Saturday, March 14 at County Democratic Party Headquarters, 118 N Church Street, Asheboro for the following 5 precincts: Grant, Southern, Southwest, Tabernacle, Union Grove.

 6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 17 at the Ramseur Public Library (meeting room), 1512 Main Street, Ramseur for the following 5 precincts: Deep River, Southeast, Liberty, Staley, Ramseur.

Attendees will elect precinct officers and delegates to the County Convention to be held at 9:30am, April 18 at the Randolph County Courthouse. Meetings are free and open to registered Democrats residing in the precincts. All are encouraged to attend.

For more information stop by our offices at 118 N Church Street in Asheboro, call 336-629-9003 or email randolphdem@gmail.com.