2017-10-12 / Front Page

Early voting begins Monday in election of three councilmen

Early voting will begin Monday, October 16, in the City of Washington election for three seats on the City Council.

While last Tuesday, October 10, was the last day to register for this election, Wilkes County Voter Registrar Debbie Anderson reminds everyone that they can still register to vote even though they may have missed this election.

Early voting will continue only in the voter registrar’s office on the ground floor of the Wilkes County courthouse through Friday, November 3, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Six candidates are running for election to three spots on the City Council. Two of those seats represent District One and one seat represents District Two.

Candidates running include Nathaniel Cullars, Kimberly J. Rainey (incumbent), Marion Tutt Jr. (incumbent), and Calvin Wiggs III for the two available seats representing District One. For the available seat in District Two, Robert “PeeWee” Armour (incumbent) and Lance A. Pitts are running against each other.

Election Day will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

Voters in District One are reminded that they are electing two seats and should therefore vote for two of the candidates listed even though it is permissable to vote for only one.

“The screen will actually correct them,” Anderson said. “If they vote for only one in District One, when they get to the other screen, it will say, ‘You only selected one. You can select two. Do you wish to change this?’ So they can actually go back and change it, if they take the time to read it. And in District Two it won’t allow them to vote for but one.”

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