Democratic Debate & More! Tuesday, October 13

CNN is broadcasting the first Democratic Presidential Primary Debate this coming Tuesday, October 13. Coverage runs from 8 pm until 11 pm, with the actual debate starting at 9 pm.

Come to Democratic Headquarters at 118 North Church Street in Asheboro and watch the debate among friends. Doors will be open by 8 pm. Feel free to bring some snack food to share. We will also have free ice cream! All are welcome, so tell a neighbor and bring a friend.
Don’t forget that we also host a weekly Lunch discussion on topics of local interest every Tuesday. This coming Tuesday’s topic is “Randolph County Ballot Issues.” Bring your lunch and enjoy food and discussion with your fellow Democrats. Lunch begins at noon on Tuesday. And remember, we have free ice cream!

RCDP at the Asheboro Fall Festival, Oct. 3 & 4


The 2015 Asheboro Fall Festival has been cancelled due to the impending severe weather. Please stay safe this weekend!


The Randolph County Democratic Party will be hosting a booth at the Fall Festival, October 3rd and 4th.  It will be located on Fayetteville St., in front of Wells Fargo Bank. Volunteers will be selling T-shirts and bumper stickers so you can show your support for your local Democratic party. Volunteers will be registering new voters, so if you know someone who needs or wants to register, drop by for a visit.

Also, the Randolph County Democratic Women will be hosting their famous Bake Sale at their booth in front of The Coffee Exchange on Sunset Ave. There will be an assortment of baked goods including but not limited to our Randolph Famous Persimmon Pudding and this year we will have baked yeast breads! Remember, food is always better when baked with love and Democratic ideals!


Your city is looking for a few good people.

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.