Early votes were cast for November’s municipal elections starting this Wednesday by registered voters in Elizabethtown, Bladenboro and Clarkton at the Bladen County Board of Elections office on South Cypress Street in Elizabethtown.
On Wednesday, October 16 there were 64 votes cast, (7) seven voter’s registration were updated and there was (1) one new registration.
On Thursday, October 17 there were 95 votes cast, (4) four voter’s registration were updated and there was (5) five new registration.
On Friday, October 18 there were 77 votes cast, (3) three voter’s registration were updated and there was (3) three new registration.
Voters registered in Dublin, East Arcadia, Tar Heel and White Lake can only vote on Election Day, Nov. 5.
Early-voting hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:
• Monday, Oct. 21 through Friday, Oct. 25
• Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1
There is no Saturday early voting during this election.
The following candidates are running for office. (i) is incumbent:
Commissioner (3 seats): (i) Sara Jane Benson, John (Mac) Bowen, (i) Patsi Callihan, Claudette Lewis Guy, (i) Gene Norton, Stephanie A. Thurman and Joey Todd
On the ballot for Bladenboro residents will also have two questions to decide whether to allow the sale of malt beverages and unfortified wine.
Mayor: Jon Hall, Tim Tart and (i) Arthur Whedbee
Commissioner (1 seat): Linda Croom
Mayor: (i) Darryl Dowless
Commissioner (2 seats): (i) T. David Hursey and (i) David Kirby
Mayor: (i) Perry Blanks
Commissioner (3 seats): (i) Carlee Carter, (i) Rhonda Blanks Hall, (i) Horace Munn
Mayor: (i) Sylvia Campbell
Council (3 seats): (i) Howell Clark, (i) Dicky Glenn, Debbie Heyward, (i) Ricky Leinwand, Mary A. McMillian and Jessica McKoy Wilson
Mayor: (i) Roy Dew
Commissioner (3 seats): (i) Sam Allen
Mayor: Gray Marshburn and (i) H. Goldston Womble Jr.
Commissioner (3 seats): (i) Tim Clifton, Dean C. Hilton, (i) Tom Riel and Jay Young
Canvass for November’s election is scheduled for Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. at the Board of Elections.