Filing for municipal elections starts July 6


The filing for municipal elections in King, Walnut Cove and Danbury will begin at 8:30 a.m. on July 6 at the Board of Elections office in Danbury. The filing period is open until noon on July 17.

In Danbury, the office if mayor, currently held by Janet Whitt, and two council seats held by Gary East and Steve Shelton will be on the November ballot. The mayor’s seat is a two year term and the council seats are four year terms.

In Walnut Cove, the office of mayor, held by Lynn Lewis, and two commissioner’s seats held by Kim Lewis and Elwood Mabe will be on the November ballot. The mayor’s seat is a two year term and the commissioners seats are four year terms.

A third commissioner’s seat may come into play in Walnut Cove. Commissioner Natalie Smiley has stated that she will eventually be moving out of the area and, as a result resigning from the board, but she has not yet officially resigned.

In King, the office of mayor, held by Jack Warren, and two council seats held by Dillard Burnette and Brian Carico will be on the November ballot. In King, all seats are elected for a four year term.

Weekday office hours at the Board of Elections are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Eligible candidates must be at least 21 years old, and eligible, based on registration and residency, to vote for the office which he or she seeks (i.e., a King mayoral candidate must reside within the city limits of King and therefore be eligible to vote in a King municipal election).

If previously convicted of a felony, the candidate has to have served the full probation/parole sentence

Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.

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