Municipal election is Nov. 2
Published 5:27 pm Friday, October 29, 2021
The campaigning is nearly over as registered voters residing within all but one Roanoke-Chowan area town will cast their ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to select their municipal leaders.
On that day, polls in municipalities conducting elections are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters in line at 7:30 p.m. will be able to cast a ballot.
There are changes to traditional polling places in three local towns.
In Winton, voters will use the Town Hall instead of the Hertford County Cooperative Extension Center to cast their ballots. Those voters are asked to drive to the rear of the Town Hall and enter in thru the side door.
The polling place for town of Woodland voters has been moved to Jerusalem Baptist Church, located at 205 Myrtle Street.
In Roxobel, voters will use the Town Hall to cast their ballots.
The following individuals have filed for political office in their respective towns:
Askewville Mayor: Gloria Bryant
Askewville Town Commissioners: Carla Pesce, Kay Brantley, and Michael Baker.
Aulander Town Commissioners: Jerome Dail Jr., Renee Draper, Jamie Tinkham and Jason Tinkham.
Cofield Mayor: June S. Wynn
Cofield Town Council: Dacia Jenkins, Stephen Lassiter, Hermea Pugh Jr., Rhonda L. Taylor, and Pamela Jones Winbourne.
Colerain Town Commissioners: Herbert Copeland, Will Fairless, and Donald H. Sumner Jr.
Como Mayor: Irvin L. Stephens Sr.
Como Town Council: Lorie Higbee, Susan W. Kennington, Ann E. Spruill, and Sherrie H. Stephens.
Conway Mayor: Willie Thomas Barrett
Conway Town Commissioners: Lokie W. Majette and Gail C. Wade.
Garysburg Mayor: Roy L. Bell
Garysburg Town Commissioners: Lola S. Ausby, Semiko N. Jacobs, James Mayo, and Iris F. Williams.
Gaston Mayor: Alice Patrick Delbridge, Deborah Lee James, and Terrance L. Smith.
Gaston Town Commissioners: Tony Hux, Franklin Manning, Edward Porter, Jr., and Patricia Dale Penn-Jacobs.
Harrellsville Mayor: Henry Nuss
Harrellsville Town Council: Deborah Baker, Wiley B. Gillam III, Thomas Grimes, Lisa Hunnicutt, Emma Perry, and Ronnie Revell Sr.
Jackson Town Commissioners: Karin J. Clements, Jim Gossip, and Monty Hux.
Kelford Mayor: Bailey Parker, Randy D. Robtoy, and Gary Randolph Scott Jr.
Kelford Town Commissioners: Harvey Wayne Bland, Ken (KC) Cain, John (Timmy) Eaton, Jim T. Harrell, and Michael A. Johnson Sr.
Lasker Mayor: Dick Collier
Lasker Town Commissioners: Charles M. Daughtry, Stevie Flythe, and Joan Lassiter.
Lewiston Woodville Mayor: Chris B. Cordon
Lewiston Woodville Town Council (Lewiston District): DiAnne Bazemore
Lewiston Woodville Town Council (Woodville District): Linda Gilliam and Lee Owens.
Murfreesboro Mayor: Hal Thomas
Murfreesboro Town Council: David Brown, Craig L. Dennis, Tim Flanagan, James (B.J.) Futrell Jr., Peter B. Griffith, Jay Revelle, Berna L. Stephens, and Sara Whitley Wallace.
Powellsville Mayor: James Peele
Powellsville Town Commissioners: Hattie Askew, Carlyle Hoggard, and Gerald Waters.
Rich Square Mayor: Reginald White
Rich Square Town Commissioners: Linwood C. Bryant, Peggy Cary, Charles Eason, Larry Godwin, Raymond Joyner, and Marcia P. Majett.
Roxobel Mayor: Gary Johnson
Roxobel Town Commissioners: David Lee Baisey, Johnna Browne Lewis, Robert Phelps, Joseph Pittman, and Dillon Pruden.
Seaboard Mayor: Geraldine Jerman Langford
Seaboard Town Commissioners: LaQuitia Barnes-Curry, Linwood Fenton Clark, George M. Jerman, Sr., and Alfred Kwasikpui.
Severn Mayor: George H. McGee
Severn Town Commissioners: Tony Herman, Troy Holloman, Marshall Lassiter, Eloise P. Martin, Paige Pinnix, and Parker Watson.
Windsor Mayor: Lewis Hoggard
Windsor Town Commissioners: David L. Bunch, L.C. Hoggard III, and Randy Whitaker.
Winton Mayor: Evans Heath
Winton Town Council: Blake Blythe, Stephen Piland, and Emily (Emy) Winstead. The remaining two seats will be determined by write-in votes, according to the Hertford County Board of Elections.
Woodland Town Commissioners: Brian K. Christison and David Cooper.
Residents who live in the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District will have the opportunity to vote for three open seats on the district’s Board of Directors. Filing for those seats were Jon Baker, Gregory L. Browning, James E. Kerr, II, Colby Lyles, and Eugene St. Clair.
At all polling places, voters in need of assistance must request that aid. Curbside voting is available for voters who are unable to enter the voting place without assistance due to age or disability. Once inside the polling place, voters who experience difficulties should request help from an election worker.
The State Board asks that all voters respect the right of others to participate in the election. Intimidating any voter is a crime. Voters who feel harassed or intimidated should notify an election official immediately.
If you present to vote and your name is not on the voter list, you may request a provisional ballot.
NOTE: Filing for one seat each in Ahoskie’s Ward A and Ward B along with one at-large seat is delayed until later this year due to legislation enacted June 28 by the North Carolina General Assembly. That was necessitated by the fact that because 2021 is a year following the federal census, some municipalities who elect officials by districts or wards must redistrict to correct population imbalances. Town of Ahoskie officials are currently in the process of redrawing the boundaries between Ward A and Ward B to correct a population imbalance.