Rocky Mount

Early voting begins for City Council seats



Early one-stop voting opens today in the Twin Counties for four Rocky Mount City Council seats in two contested races and two unopposed contests.

Rocky Mount residents not already registered to vote will have to register and vote during early one-stop voting. The deadline to register to vote on Election Day, Oct. 10 for Rocky Mount, has passed.

Incumbent W.B. Bullock is being challenged by Clark Covolo, who works with charities, for the Ward 6 seat. Incumbent Chris Miller faces two challengers for the Ward 7 seat in the form of Marty Cauley, a minister, and Lennie Breedlove, a real estate appraiser.

Councilmen Reuben Blackwell and Lamont Wiggins are running unopposed in Ward 2 and Ward 3, which are split between Nash and Edgecombe counties.

In Nash County, polls open at 8 a.m. at the Board of Elections, which is housed in the Nash County Agriculture Center in Nashville. Polls open on Oct. 2 at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount, according to John Kearney, elections director for Nash County.

In Edgecombe County, polls open at 8 a.m. at the County Administration Building in Tarboro. Polls are open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the Edgecombe County Department of Social Services on Fairview Road, and remain open the same times through Oct. 6. Polls will be open at both sites Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to Jerry Spruell, elections director for Edgecombe County.

All other municipal elections will be held Nov. 7. Voter registration deadline for those elections is Oct.13. Voters must have lived in the municipality in which they register for at least 30 days prior to the election, according to rules provided by the N.C. State Board of Elections.