Valentines, VA Elections

Filing period for March Primary Election begins Monday

Filing for the March 3 Primary Election will begin at noon on Monday, Dec. 6, at the Warren County Board of Elections office, 309 N. Main St., Warrenton (John Graham annex building). The filing period will end at noon on Friday, Dec. 17. Local offices that are up for election...
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Halifax County 2022 filing period announced

Candidates seeking party primary nominations for the following offices shall file their notice of candidacy with the NC State Board of Elections: all State Executives, United States senators, members of the House of Representatives of the United States and district attorneys. Candidates seeking party primary nominations for the following offices...

Election protest dismissed

The Warren County Board of Elections, during a hearing held Tuesday morning, dismissed an election protest that challenged the residency of Norlina town board candidate Claude O’Hagan, an incumbent seeking reelection earlier this month. Roger Jackson, a current Norlina Town Board member, filed the protest after O’Hagan won re-election on...

Qualls will not seek re-election in '22

Halifax County Commissioner Patrick Qualls told his fellow board members Monday night he would not be seeking re-election in 2022. A statement was prepared to go out after Qualls told the board he would not be seeking another term. “I’m comfortable with it. Chairman (Vernon) Bryant has read it and Vice Chairman (Rives) Manning has read it. It’s very, very simple and brief just to let the public know I will not seek re-election at this time. I want it to be clear in the future and when things change with my health, which I’m on a really good process forward and it’s changing by the day, that I may seek another slot on this board.”

City won't have to redraw council voting districts, memo says

Roanoke Rapids will not have to redraw its three council voting districts, according to a memo from the city manager to members of a committee appointed to study the matter. The issue is on the agenda for Tuesday’s city council meeting, which convenes at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall on Jackson Street.

Scott blames Warrenton board for election loss

Warrenton Town Commissioner Edna Scott blamed fellow board members Monday night for orchestrating her election loss last week and said the past seven months had opened her eyes to the depth of racism in the county seat. Scott, an African-American, took office in April after being appointed the previous month...

Update: Aycock retains seat as Norlina mayor as write-in candidate

Norlina Mayor Wayne Aycock did not file for re-election during the regular filing period for the Nov. 2 Municipal Elections. However, he retained his seat after receiving more than 120 write-in votes. Tarleasha W. Seward, the only candidate who filed for the Norlina mayor’s position during the filing period, received...

Election protest filed in case of Norlina commissioner

An election protest has been filed questioning whether Norlina Town Commissioner Claude O’Hagan, who was re-elected in last week’s Municipal Election, still resides within the Norlina town limits. O’Hagan served on the Norlina Town Board from 2015-17 and was elected to his current term in 2019. He was among five...

Aycock wins Norlina mayoral race with write-in campaign

NORLINA — Wayne Aycock’s write-in campaign for mayor of Norlina paid off. When the polls closed on Tuesday, it was not clear who had won. Tarleasha Seward, the only candidate listed on the ballot, had 52 votes, representing less than 30% of the total number of ballots cast. But there were 124 “miscellaneous” write-ins votes. How those votes were distributed among write-in candidates would not be known until the Board of Elections counted them.
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Roanoke Valley sees fresh wins in 2021 municipal election

Tuesday’s municipal election brought in some fresh candidates who secured wins across the Roanoke Valley. According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections dashboard, Halifax County had a total of 1,977 out of 15,929 ballots cast, while Northampton County had 741 out of 4,046 ballots cast. Kristin Scott, director...

Write-in votes scramble Norlina election results

NORLINA — “Miscellaneous” was a popular candidate in Norlina’s municipal election on Tuesday — and might still become a winning candidate. In the race for mayor, votes for “miscellaneous” write-in candidates outnumbered those for the only registered candidate, Tarleasha Seward. Write-ins got 124 votes; Seward, 52,. All five seats on...

Status quo shake up in Gaston

Many familiar faces throughout Northampton County will serve another term of leadership in their respective towns, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s municipal elections. But there were also a few races which shook up the status quo. Challengers in Gaston managed to unseat the incumbents serving as mayor and town...

Aycock retains seat as Norlina mayor

More than 100 write-in votes allowed Wayne Aycock to retain his seat as mayor of Norlina. During the filing period for Tuesday's Municipal Election, only one candidate — Tarleasha W. Seward — filed for the office of mayor. In recent weeks, Aycock formally began a write-in campaign. Results from Tuesday...

Credle new Weldon mayor; challengers win RRSD seats

Hugh Credle was elected to become the new mayor of Weldon Tuesday night, winning the position over three other challengers. Retired from the United States Postal Service eight years ago after more than 30 years of service, Credle is the first African American mayor of the town. Credle, according to...