The state house District seat currently held by Pike resident Beth Camp camp was changed by legislators from District 131 to 135 and as a result, everyone in the county will receive a new precinct card. There were also changes to both the board of commission and board of education districts.
“Every election is important and we have a civic duty to vote but, local races provide us the opportunity for the greatest improvement on our quality of life,” said Pike elections supervisor David Neyhart. “Early voting will start on May 2 and run until May 20 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with voting offered Saturday May 7 and May 14 as well. Citizens may request applications for absentee ballots starting March 7 but no later than May 13.”
The last day to register to vote in the May 24 election is Monday, April 25.
The District 1 and District 2 commission seats and the District 1, 2 and 6 board of education seats will be up for re-election in the May 24 General Primary and qualifying is being held this week. Interested candidates can qualify to run in their districts at the board of elections office at 81 Jackson Street in Zebulon until Friday, March 11 at noon.
Tim Daniel is the current District 1 commissioner and Tim Guy is the current District 2 commissioner. The qualifying fee for commissioners is $385.54. The elections office takes only cash or check for qualifying fees.
The school board seats up for re-election are currently held by Brian Hubbard in District 1, Allen Edwards in District 2 and Floyd Miller in District 6. The qualifying fee for school board members is $72.
To find out which district you live in, go to pikecoga.com/registrar and scroll down to the School Board Districts and Commission Districts link. Call 770-567-2003 for more information.
The city of Concord will also hold an election May 24 to fill the Post 1 seat vacated by Virginia Howard. Qualifying costs $9 and will be held at Concord City Hall, 50 Main Street in Concord from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day from March 7 to March 10 and ending at noon on Friday, March 11. The election will be held at the Pike County Fire Department Station 1 in Concord at 23 Society Street. Call Concord City Hall at 770-884-5221 for additional information.