Some might say the campaigning never stopped, but the next round of events for the 2007 municipal elections is now officially in first gear and pointed towards the Sept. 11 primary. (Provided, of course, that the primary date is not changed due to the outcome of the Asheville petition-for-referendum drive.)
Seats are open in Asheville (three City Council positions), Biltmore Forest (mayor and three commissioners), Black Mountain (mayor and three aldermen), Montreat (two commissioners), Weaverville (three Council members) and Woodfin (mayor and three aldermen, plus three members of the Sanitary Water & Sewer District).
Mountain Xpress will highlight campaign activities here in our weekly Campaign Calendar. Candidates and organizers are invited to send us notice of events, be they debates, fund-raisers, forums or other appearances. We must receive your information by noon on the Thursday preceding our next Wednesday publication.
Here are official dates and information to keep in mind for now:
• Aug. 17: Registration deadline to be eligible to vote in the primary.
• Sept. 11: Primary election.
• Poll workers needed: The Buncombe County Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to volunteer as poll workers. To qualify, you must be registered to vote in Buncombe County and affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican Party, be of good reputation, be able to read and write and be “friendly and professional.” For more information, call the BOE at 250-4200, the Buncombe Democratic Party at 274-4482, or the Buncombe Republican Party at 253-5800.
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