Election filing to start on Monday

Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 05:01 PM.

Lewis, a board member for eight years, said he was undecided about running for a third term as commissioner.

"I kind of go back and forth," he said. "One day I think that I’m doing something good and I can keep at it and other days it can be such a frustrating process that sometimes I think it would be nice not to have to worry about it all."

Lewis recently closed his contracting business to stay at home with his twin 4-year-old girls. He said not running would allow him more time with his family and open the door for someone new on the board.

"It makes it a little bit easier for someone to get on the board if they don’t have to defeat someone to get on," he said.

Election filing is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Monday at the Board of Elections Office in the Craven County Administrative Building at 406 Craven St., in New Bern. The filing period closes at noon on July 19.

Prospective candidates must pay a $5 cash filing fee. Candidates are required to complete a notice of candidacy and organize their committees. They have to be registered to vote and have to live in the district in which they file for office.

Havelock’s city election is scheduled for Nov. 5. The voter registration deadline is Oct. 11.

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