Polls will be open across the county, and we encourage those registered voters who haven’t already to make a point to be involved in the election process which drives our country’s political system.
Locally, for those living in the Surry County Schools district, this is the main election for who represents the county voters in making monetary and educational decisions for the county’s students. While two seats’ candidates are unopposed (profiles of those candidates — Sexton Earlie Coe and Clark Goings — ran in Saturday’s edition of The News), the other two seats up for election have more than one candidate. The profiles of those opposed candidates will be in Monday’s edition of the newspaper.
And while no other county-wide office has enough candidates in a single party to require a primary, the District 30 N.C. Senate seat does have a primary in both the Democratic and Republican parties. Those running for this office help represent the county residents’ views on the state level. Profiles of the four candidates for this office are in today’s edition.
For those wanting to preview a ballot before going to the polls Tuesday, see page 5A of this edition.
We encourage all area voters to learn about the candidates running for office who will represent your wishes on a local and state level, and national level, and make an effort to get to the polls and vote.
This is your right as citizens.