Four file for Yadkinville election

Staff Report

Municipal election filing for the town of Yadkinville closed on Friday. Mayor Eddie Norman filed for reelection. Jacob Wagoner filed to run for the mayoral seat as well. Also filing for reelection were town commissioners Chris Matthews and Scott Winebarger.

The election will take place on Nov. 7. Voter registration to participate in the Nov. 7 election will end Oct. 13 at 5 p.m. Polls will be open on Nov. 7 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will be no absentee by mail or one-stop early voting for the election. The polling site will be at the Yadkinville Senior Center, 207 E. Hemlock St., Yadkinville.

A new bill passed recently that postpones the municipal elections for Boonville, East Bend and Jonesville to 2018. Officials with the three towns requested permission from state legislators to move their odd-year municipal elections to even years and have been awaiting word on state approval of the request. The move will save the towns the additional funding required to hold a local election since they will now coordinate with state and federal elections.

All seats that were up this year for the three municipalities will hold over until the 2018 general election, and all seats that are to be up in 2019 will be held in 2020, according to the Yadkin County Board of Elections.

Municipal seats up for election in 2018 are as follows:

• Boonville — the mayor seat, held by Rusty Hunter IV, and two commissioners seats, held by Gerald Brown and Bonnie Bovender Lasky.

• East Bend — the mayor seat, held by Archie Hicks, and three commissioners seats, held by Mae Luffman, Wanda Johnson and George Burns.

• Jonesville — the mayor seat, held by Gene Pardue; two council member seats, held by Andy Green and Anita Darnell; and one unexpired seat with a term ending in 2019 for the seat left open when Councilwoman Judy Wolfe died.

To register as a voter, visit the elections office in the Planning, Permitting and Elections Building in Yadkinville Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions, call 336-849-7907.

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