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July 29, 2013

FILING FOR 2013 HICKORY, NEWTON-CONOVER SCHOOL BOARD SEATS BEGINS FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2013

The filing period for candidates seeking seats that will be open on the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education and the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education in the November 5, 2013, general election, will begin at 12 Noon on Friday, August 16, 2013 and end on September 6, 2013 at noon for the Newton-Conover System and at 5pm for the Hickory System.

Four seats on the Hickory Public Schools Board of Education will be open as follows:

Ward # 1- all or part of precincts 37, 38 and 39.

Ward #2- all of part of precincts 11, 14 and 16.

Ward #3- all or part of precincts 4, 12, 13 and 19

Ward #5- all or part of precincts 13, 17 and 26

Three seats on the Newton-Conover City Schools Board of Education are open:

Two seats representing the Newton District - all or part of precincts 7,8,10,22,25,32 and 40

One seat representing the Conover District - all of part of precincts 6, 7, 8, 25 and 33

The filing fee is $5 for all seats.

“Anyone interested in filing for any of these seats just needs to bring the proper filing fee and come to the Catawba County 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 ward or district in which he or she wishes to file.”

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