Bertie School Board filing starts slowly

Published 4:23 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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WINDSOR – Filing for seats on the non-partisan Bertie County Board of Education got off to a slow start here last week.

There are two seats on the school board up for grabs during the Nov. 5 General Election and as of June 14 only one person had filed.

District 5 School Board incumbent Tarsha Bush Dudley of Republican Road, Windsor, filed on Tuesday, June 11.

The other seat available during the 2024 election cycle is District 1, which is currently held by Reba Cooper Carlton.

To seek a seat on the Bertie Board of Education, candidates must be 21 years of age, a registered voter, and reside in the District they would represent if elected.

School Board terms are for four years.

The filing fee is $60. The filing fee may be paid with an individual personal check or money order, payable to the Bertie County Board of Elections. Business or corporate checks are not accepted.

Filing also begin on June 10 for one seat on the Bertie County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. Those are also four-year terms. The filing fee is $5.

Candidates seeking election to the Soil and Water Board must be 21 years of age. There is no requirement to reside in a particular district.

Notices of Candidacy, together with the proper filing fee, must be in the possession of the Bertie County Board of Elections by the deadline to be accepted. Filing ends at 12 noon on Friday, July 5.

The Bertie Board of Elections Office, located at 210 West Watson Street in Windsor, is open Monday through Friday (8:30 am – 5 pm). If you have any questions concerning filing or voter registration, call the Elections Office at 252-794-5306.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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