Qualifying deadline upcoming

From staff and press reports

Preparations are underway for November elections at the Winston County Circuit Clerk’s office including signing up those seeking the office of election commissioner.

Anyone interested in seeking the office of Winston County Election Commissioner has until June 4 to qualify. Each of the five districts in the county elects an election commissioner. To seek the office, each person must get 50 qualified voters signatures in the district they live in.

Ming suggested that the candidates gather more than the minimum 50 signatures to insure the verifiable amount.

The election commissioners are a nonpartisan office with candidates running without party affiliation. Commissioners earn $84 a day and are required to work at least five hours a day three or four days a week.

The deadline for election commissioners previously was held 60 days prior to the November election, but was changed to June 4 at 5 p.m., to help state and county election officials better prepare ballots and for the election.

Ming also reminded a resident that now is a great time register to vote for the November 6 election.

“You may get registered at the courthouse or we can mail you an application to register,” she said

She added that person who have moved or had a name change should update their information at the courthouse.