Early voting at Kill Devil Hills Town Hall for the Nov. 8 election wraps up tomorrow: Polls are open today until 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Nov. 8 polling place for Southern Shores voters is the Pitts Center behind Town Hall. Polls will be open next Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
To view a sample ballot for voters who reside in Southern Shores, see:
The only contested elections on the county level are between Democrat Heather Euler and Republican Ervin Bateman for the at-large seat on the Dare County Board of Commissioners, which Mr. Bateman currently holds; between Democrat Andrian (Sweet Pea) Tillett and Republican incumbent Cheryl House for Register of Deeds; and between Dare County Board of Education candidates Marie Russell (Unaffiliated) against Matt Brauer (Republican) for the District 3 seat and Jessica Fearns (Unaffiliated) against Ron Payne (Republican) for the District 2 seat.
The District 3 Board of Education member represents Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, and Duck; and the District 2 Board member represents Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Colington.
For information about all candidates, including those running for federal, state, and district offices, see www.vote411.org.
Southern Shores town elections only occur in odd-numbered years.
OTHER OFFICES AT STAKE
North Carolinians are electing a new U.S. senator, to succeed retiring U.S. Senator Richard Burr, in addition to electing new members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Positions on the N.C. Supreme Court (two of them), which is the state’s highest court, and the N.C. Court of Appeals (four seats), which is the intermediate state appellate court, are being contested by candidates from the two major political parties.
Seven justices sit on the N.C. Supreme Court and serve eight-year terms.
The Court of Appeals has 15 judges who sit in panels of three judges to hear appeals. They, too, serve eight-year terms.
Most cases appealed from the trial court level (district and superior courts) go to the Court of Appeals as a matter of right, although a few specific types of appeals are legally authorized to go directly to the Supreme Court. Much more typically, the Supreme Court exercises discretion in deciding which cases it will review.
The only contested election in the first judicial district, which includes Dare County, pits incumbent N.C. Superior Court Judge Eula E. Reid (Democrat) against Republican R. Andrew Womble, who is currently serving as the first district’s District Attorney.
Jeff Cruden, a Republican who is currently an Assistant District Attorney, is running unopposed to succeed Mr. Womble. Mr. Cruden defeated Assistant District Attorney Kim Pellini in the Republican primary.
THE BEACON, 11/4/22