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UNION COUNTY — Filing is now under way for two seats on the Carlisle Town Council and five seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees.


Keith Vanderford, chairman of the Union County Voter Registration and Election Commission, said that filing for nonpartisan races on the November general election ballot opened at noon Tuesday and will close at noon on Friday, Aug. 15.


Vanderford said the nonpartisan races on the November general election ballot includes seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees, Union City Council, Carlisle Town Council, Brown’s Creek Watershed, and the boards of the Santuc, Monarch, Jonesville, and Southside fire districts.


School Board


Vanderford said that the District 3, 4, 5, 8, and 9 seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees will be on the November ballot.


The seats are currently held by trustees Kim Bailey (District 3), Buck Peay (District 4), Jane Hammett (District 5), Wanda All (District 8), and Jane Wilkes (District 9).


Vanderford said that as of Wednesday afternoon only one person had filed to run for school board. He said that Gene “Doc” Lipsey had filed to run for the District 4 seat.


Brown’s Creek Watershed


Two seats on the board of the Brown’s Creek Watershed will be on the November ballot. Vanderford said the seats are currently held by Mike Scales and Evelyn Alman.


Fire Boards


Vanderford said that two seats on the board of the Monarch Fire District will be on the November ballot. He said the seats are currently held by Bill Crayne and Tommy Hart.


All five seats on the board of the Southside Fire District will be on the November ballot. Vanderford said the seats are currently held by Phil Moore, Dudley Adams, Tommy Bishop, Buford Brown, and Roger Bailey.


Seats on the board of the Santuc and Jonesville fire districts will also be on the ballot, but Vanderford said the commission has not received information on how many seat will be up election.


Persons wanting to run for any of these nonpartisan races must file to do so at the Union County Voter Registrar’s Office at 1246B South Duncan Bypass, Union.


Vanderford said there is no filing fee, but that persons filing must be a registered voter and resident of the district they are planning to run in.


Carlisle


Two seats on the Carlisle Town Council will be on the ballot in the Town of Carlisle in November.


Municipal Administrator Shannon McBride said Wednesday the seats are currently held by councilmen John Glenn and Gregory Shorter.


Persons who want to run for the seats, which are elected at-large, must file to do so at the Carlisle Town Hall.


McBride said there is a $75 filing fee to run for a seat on the town council. The only other criteria for running is that the candidate be a registered voter and resident of the Town of Carlisle.


Union


The November general election ballot in the City of Union will include the District 1, 2, and 5 seats on Union City Council.


Municipal Clerk Gloria Rogers said Wednesday that the seats are currently held by council members Tommy Hill (District 1), Robert Garner (District 2), and Orangelow M. Ruff (District 5).


While the seats will be on the November ballot, Rogers said no date has been set for the start of the filing period. When it is, Rogers said those looking to run will have to file to do so at her office in the City of Union Municipal Building.


There is a $100 filing fee to run for a seat on city council, and Rogers said those who want to run must a be registered voter and resident of the district they are planning to run in.

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