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Town elections set for Tuesday

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Election Day is set for Tuesday with contested races in southern Nash County’s three municipalities.

Bailey’s town board has five candidates running for three open seats. Commissioners Ervin Dewayne Powell, Joel Killion and Allen Daniels are running for reelection. Former mayor Timothy C. Johnson and his father Craig Johnson are also running.

Bailey Mayor Thomas Richards is running unopposed for his first full term.

Middlesex has three open town board seats with three incumbents, Commissioners J.W. McClenny, Danny Alford and Cherrye High Davis, facing challengers William Ward and Brenda L. West.

In Spring Hope, incumbent Commissioners Brenda Lucas and Nancy Walker and newcomer Prudence Wilkins are running for two open seats.

Town commissioners are elected to four-year terms. Mayors also serve four-year terms.

Bailey, Middlesex and Spring Hope use the single plurality method of voting where the highest vote-getters win.

Anyone wanting to cast a ballot must be registered to be eligible to vote on Election Day, said Nash County Elections Director John Kearney.

Residents who have lived in their town for more than 30 days and registered to vote more than 25 days prior to Tuesday can vote on Election Day.

Anyone who hasn’t registered can register to vote and vote the same day 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Kearney said.

The location for one-stop voting is the county elections office inside the Nash County Agriculture Center at 1006 Eastern Ave. in Nashville.

On Election Day, the polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

“Go to your normal Election Day polling place on Election Day, not our office,” Kearney said.

Polling locations for the three municipalities will be Bailey Baptist Church, 6646 Deans St.; Middlesex Baptist Church, 11490 W. Stewart St.; and the Spring Hope Community Building, 104 Community St.

This the last election before photo ID requirements take effect.

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