All Davie towns to elect mayors, two board members
Published 9:39 am Saturday, June 24, 2023
All three Davie towns will elect mayors and two board members this fall, and filing for those offices starts at noon on Friday, July 7 and ends at noon on Friday, July 21.
In Mocksville, the offices held by Mayor Will Marklin and commissioners Justin Draughn and Rob Taylor will be up for election.
In Bermuda Run, the offices held by Mayor Rick Cross and council members Heather Coleman and Curtis Capps will be up for election.
In Cooleemee, the offices held by Mayor Jessica Almond and commissioners Jeannie Taylor and Christopher Fleming will be up for election.
Filing fees are $5 and may be paid to the Davie County Board of Elections, 161 Poplar St., Suite 102. Contact the elections office with questions at 336-753-6072.
Voter ID Required
North Carolina voters will be required to show photo identification to cast a ballot. Following are 10 facts about North Carolina’s photo ID requirement for voting provided by the board of elections:
• Voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in North Carolina, starting with the 2023 municipal elections. Those elections occur in September, October, and November, depending on the town or city.
• Most voters will simply show their NC driver’s license, but many other types of photo ID will be accepted. See the list of acceptable IDs at ncsbe.gov/voter-id.
• Voters without ID can get a “No Fee ID Card” from the NCDMV. Soon, voters will also be able to get a free ID from their county board of elections. For more information on this, contact the Davie elections board at 336-753-6072.
• The state board is developing a process for approving student and public employee IDs for voting. Student identification cards issued by North Carolina public or private universities and colleges, as well as employee identification cards issued by state and local government entities and charter schools, are valid forms of photo ID for voting when approved by the board. Lists will be added to the Voter ID website as soon as IDs are approved.
• When a voter checks in to vote at a polling place, they will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID. Election workers check to see if the picture on the ID reasonably resembles the voter. The address on the photo ID does not have to match the voter registration records.
• Voters will be allowed to vote with or without a photo ID. If the voter does not show an acceptable ID, the voter may vote with an ID Exception Form and a provisional ballot, or vote with a provisional ballot and return to their county board of elections office with their photo ID by the day before county canvass. (The deadline is the second Thursday following Election Day.)
• Permitted exceptions to the photo ID requirement include the following: the voter has a reasonable impediment to showing photo ID (lack of transportation, lost or stolen ID, disability or illness, family responsibilities, etc.); the voter has a religious objection to being photographed; or the voter was a victim of a natural disaster within 100 days of Election Day.
• When a registered voter cannot produce a photo ID, the county board of elections must count that ballot if the voter properly completes the ID Exception Form or brings an acceptable ID to their county board of elections before the county canvass.
• Voters who vote by mail will be asked to include a photocopy of an acceptable ID inside the photo ID envelope that comes with their ballot. If they are unable to include a photocopy of their ID, they may complete an ID Exception Form with the absentee ballot return envelope. Photo ID is not required for military or overseas voters who vote using special absentee voting procedures that federal law makes available for such voters.