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Candidate Filing for 2015 Municipal Elections Opens Monday, Runs Through July 17.

By Jesse Wood

On Monday, July 6, the candidate filing period for the 2015 municipal elections begins at 8 a.m. Potential candidates will have the opportunity to file until the period ends at noon on Friday, July 17.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Early voting starts on Thursday, Oct. 22 and ends Saturday, Oct. 31.

To run for office in the municipal elections, candidates must reside in the municipality for which they are seeking a seat.

Due to the Fourth of July holiday, the offices of Avery County and Watauga County board of elections are closed on Friday. This story will be updated with all of the vacant seats for all the municipalities.

Interested in running?

Contact the Watauga County Board of Elections at 828-265-8061; stop by the office located at 842 West King Street, inside the courthouse; or email Director Matt Snyder at Matthew.Snyder@watgov.org.

Contact the Avery County Board of Elections at 828-733-8282; stop by the office at 200 Montezuma Street in Newland, inside the courthouse; or email Director Sheila Ollis at Sheila.ollis@averycountync.gov.