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Granville Couny voting polls opened Wednesday to mark the start of the 2019 election.
Candidates in this year’s field were finalized during the municipal filing period in July, and now voters can make their voices heard.
In Butner, incumbent mayor Terry Turner will be challenged by former mayor Vicky Hicks Daniels.
The Butner Town Council had three seats available and three individuals filed. Incumbents William E. “Bill” McKellar Jr. and Vickie L. Smoak filed to retain their seats and former town council member Linda R. Jordon filed to fill Bill Birdsong’s seat. Birdsong announced he would not seek office due to health reasons.
In the Creedmoor mayor race, incumbent Bobby Wheeler will be challenged by Amor Agdeppa.
Seven candidates filed for three available seats on the Creedmoor Board of Commissioners, including incumbents Herman B. Wilkerson, Archer Wilkins and Ernie Anderson. Kechia Brustmeyer-Brown, Robert Way, Ed Mims and Georgana Marie Kicinski will challenge the incumbents.
Casey Dover was the only candidate to file for mayor in Stem.
In the Stem Board of Commissioners race, current commissioners Dave Pavlus and Kenneth C. McLamb filed for the two available four-year term seats. Sitting commissioner Kevin C. Easter has filed for a two-year unexpired term seat. Former commissioner Lonnie Cole Sr. has filed for a two-year unexpired term seat and Frank N. Shelton III filed for a two-year unexpired term seat.
Oxford’s mayoral race will showcase incumbent Jackie Sergent facing challenges from Larry Thomas and Calvin “CJ” Harris Jr.
Three seats will be contested in the Oxford city commissioner race. Incumbent Ron Bullock filed along with John Tovey, Justin Paynter, Teresa Gilreath, Michael M. Hunt Sr. and Kenneth Moss.
Stovall has three town commissioner seats up for election later this year. Incumbents Mike Williford and Ricky Sneed Sr. will square off against Dale Hughes and Tiana N. Royster.
One-stop early voting ends Nov. 1. Election day is Nov. 5 and polls will be open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
• Richard H. Thornton Library large conference room (in lieu of the Board of Elections office), 210 Main St., Oxford.
• South Branch Library Multipurpose room, 1550 South Campus Drive, Creedmoor.
ONE-STOP DATES AND TIMES
Today, Oct. 18; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 21; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 22; 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 23; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26; 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 28; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 29; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.