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Election Filing Begins Friday - Brevard, NC


July 6, 2017

Election filing for municipal races in Brevard and Rosman starts at noon on Friday.

Brevard’s mayoral seat, currently held by Jimmy Harris, and two council seats, currently held by Mac Morrow and Anne Hollingsworth, will be on the ballot on Nov. 7.

Harris and Morrow have announced they plan to file, but Hollingsworth said she would not.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Jessica Gallagher, who works at Platt Architecture, has said she plans to file for one of the council seats.

Maureen Copelof, who recently ran for the state General Assembly, has also indicated she plans to run for one of the two council seats.

Filing ends at noon on July 21.

In Rosman, three seats on the Board of Aldermen currently held by Jared Crowe, Missy Hendricks and Roger Petit will also be on the ballot in November.

The Brevard and Rosman races are both nonpartisan.

Candidate filing fees are as follows: Brevard mayor, $92; council, $49; and Rosman aldermen, $21.

To qualify to be an elected official, you must be a registered voter of the municipality, at least 21 years old and be eligible to vote for the office filed for.

The following other information comes from Transylvania County Board of Elections:

•How does a person’s name get on the ballot for the municipal election?

Candidates must file a notice of candidacy with the county Board of Elections office and pay a filing fee of 1 percent of the annual salary of the office sought. (It is also possible to present petitions signed by registered voters in lieu of paying the filing fee. For more information, see North Carolina General Statute § 163-107.1). Notice of candidacy forms may be obtained from the Board of Elections prior to the date on which candidates may commence filing.

•At the time of filing, all candidates must also file a certificate signed by the director or chairperson of the county Board of Elections where they are registered to vote at their current residential address in that county. The certification states the party with which the person is affiliated, and that the person has not changed party affiliation in the past 75 days.

•The notice of candidacy includes questions about any previous felony convictions of the candidate and will require a further report on those convictions if there are any.

Active felons who have not had their citizenship rights fully restored (full completion of any felony sentence, including probation, restitution, etc.) are not eligible to be registered to vote or to run for elected office.

A candidate may not file for more than one office in the same election.

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