Filing to run for one of two seats on the Hoke County Board of Education will open in early July.
The filing period for the Board of Education begins July 6 and runs until August 3. Filing for the Hoke County Soil and Water Conservation Board will also open this summer.
The filing period for the school board and soil and water board are held in summer because those organizations are nonpartisan and do not hold partisan primary elections in spring.
The seats currently occupied by incumbent Board of Education members Rosa McAllister-McRae and Hank Richards are up for election this year.
When filing opens, people will be able to come into the Board of Elections office to file their paperwork. However, they won’t be able to bring a large group of people with them due to COVID-19 restrictions, elections officials said. One extra person and the candidate are allowed to be in the office during the actual paperwork filing.
People who wish to take extra precautions while filing to seek office can call ahead and schedule an appointment to take care of their filing with as little contact as possible.
Many local and state races will be contested in the General Election in November, including State Senate District 21 and State House of Representatives District 48. The two winners of the Democratic primary election for Hoke County Commissioner, incumbent James Leach and candidate Lonnie Baldwin, will go on to face Republican candidates David Frump and Christopher Holland in the November election.
For more information on local and state elections and information on registering to vote, visit https://www.hokecounty.net/235/Elections or https://www.ncsbe.gov. Call the Hoke County Board of Elections with questions on registering to vote or other election-related matters at (910) 875-9062.