Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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June 9, 2014

Candidates in short supply as registration deadline approaches in Tazewell County

TAZEWELL, Va. — Tuedsay is the deadline to file for town council and mayoral races across Tazewell County.

The voter registration office at the courthouse in Tazewell will be open until 7 p.m. Tuesday evening to accommodate last-minute candidate filings, county Registrar Brian Earls said. Candidates vying for town council or mayoral seats in Tazewell, Richlands and Bluefield, Va., are required to have signed petitions. Petitions are not required in Pocahontas and Cedar Bluff.

As of Monday afternoon, additional candidates were needed to fill ballot vacancies in the towns. Voters will determine council members, and  mayoral candidates, Nov. 4 in Bluefield, Va., Pocahontas, Tazewell, Cedar Bluff and Richlands.

“Nineteen offices are up — three mayors and 16 council seats,” Earls said. “We have a full slate for Bluefield, but only two of three have filed in Cedar Bluff, and only two of four have filed in Pocahontas.” Earls said only two candidates had filed for the town council races in Tazewell where three council seats must be filled.


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