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June 26, 2013

FILING FOR 2013 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS BEGINS FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013

The filing period for candidates seeking a town or city council seat in the November 5, 2013, election in all eight of Catawba County’s municipalities will begin at 12 Noon on Friday, July 5, 2013. In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 163-294.2(c) filing will end at 12 Noon on Friday, July 19, 2013.

Seats on the various municipal councils that will be open are as follows:

Town of Brookford- Mayor (4 year term), Aldermen (4 year term)- two seats open

Town of Catawba- Councilmen (4 year term)- two seats open

City of Claremont- Mayor (4 year term), Aldermen (4 year term)- two seats open

City of Conover- Mayor (4 year term), Aldermen (4 year term)- two seats open

Town of Long View- Mayor (4 year term), Aldermen (4 year term)- Ward #2 and Ward #5 seats open

Town of Maiden- Mayor (2 year term), Councilmen- three seats open with the top candidates with the highest number of votes serving four year terms and the candidate getting the third highest number of votes serving a two year term; and also for one unexpired two year term on the council.

City of Newton- Council (4 year term)- three seats open.

City of Hickory- Mayor (4 year term), Aldermen (4 year term)- Ward #4, Ward #5 and Ward #6 seats open.

The filing fee is $12 for the seats open in the City of Hickory and $5 for seats open in the other cities and towns listed above.

“Anyone interested in filing for any of these seats just needs to bring the proper filing fee and come to the Catawba Board of Elections Office at 100-A Southwest Boulevard (also known as Highway 321 Business) in Newton, and our staff will assist them in completing the filing forms,” said Larry Brewer, Catawba County Elections Director. “Candidates must be 21 years old and be a registered voter in the municipality (and ward) in which he or she wishes to file.”

For more information on filing for the 2013 municipal elections across Catawba County, you may call the Catawba County Board of Elections office at 828-464-2424 or visit http://www.catawbacountync.gov/elections/.