Municipal election filing opens July 7 for Montgomery County – News – The Courier-Tribune – North Carolina News

Municipal election filing opens July 7 for Montgomery County – News – The Courier-Tribune –  North Carolina News

TROY — Candidates seeking election to non-partisan municipal offices in Montgomery County may file a Notice of Candidacy at the office of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, according to Amy Roberts, elections director.

Any qualified voter who is at least 21 years of age may be elected to a public office. For a municipal office, the candidate must also be a registered voter in the municipality or municipal district. The Montgomery County Board of Elections will conduct the non-partisan municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

The filing period for this election will begin at noon on Friday, July 7, and will close at noon on Friday, July 21. To be accepted, all Notices of Candidacy, together with the proper filing fee, must be in possession of the Montgomery County Board of Elections by noon on Friday, July 21.

Municipal offices up for election are:

Town of Biscoe

1 mayor (two-year term)

3 town commissioners (four-year term)

Town of Candor

1 mayor (four-year term)

3 town commissioners (four-year term)

Town of Mt. Gilead

1 mayor (two-year term)

2 town commissioners (four-year term)

According to the newly-passed SL 2017-12, the towns of Star and Troy will not hold municipal elections. Offices for these municipalities whose terms are expiring in 2017 will be extended for the period of one year and elections for these offices will be held during the 2018 general election.

Voter registration books will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, for the 2017 municipal election. Qualified residents of the county may register to vote anytime leading up to that deadline. The Board of Elections office, located in Room 101…

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