Early voting starts today

Published 10:22 am Thursday, October 19, 2017

Voters in the Towns of Bermuda Run, Cooleemee and Mocksville will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to elect a councilmen and commissioners.

The registration deadline for being eligible to cast a ballot was Friday, Oct. 13.  Applications mailed will be processed if postmarked no later than Oct. 13.

Persons who wish to register and vote after the registration deadline may appear in person at the one-stop absentee voting site (elections office), complete an application and provide proof of residency during one-stop voting hours.

Absentee ballots by mail may be requested until Tuesday, Oct. 31. Illness or disability applications will be accepted until Monday, Nov. 6. All ballots must be returned to the elections office no later than Tuesday, Nov. 7 by 5 p.m., properly signed and witnessed or postmarked by Tuesday, Nov. 3 and received no later than Friday, Nov. 6 to be eligible for counting.

The no excuse one-stop voting will be available in the elections office Thursday, Oct. 19 -Friday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each weekday, and on Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Town of Bermuda Run will be electing Councilmen to serve until 2021.   Candidates are: Councilmen (3 seats):   Rick Cross, Mike Ernst and Chris Fowler.

The Town of Cooleemee will elect two commissioners to serve until 2021.  Candidates are: Doug Arledge, Donald E. Cover, Chris Fleming and Andy Reavis.

The Town of Mocksville will elect three commissioners to serve until 2021.  Candidates are:  Justin Draughn, Johnny Frye, Lash Gaither Sanford Jr., Eric Southern, Amy Howard Vaughan-Jones and Brian F. Williams.

Questions may be directed to the board of elections office at 753-6072, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.