Hoke County elections: Raeford City Council only race on 2023 ballot

In this Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

RAEFORD – The single contest for Hoke County in this year’s 2023 municipal election is set.

Candidate filing wrapped up on Friday, July 21, and voters in Raeford will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with three seats on the city council on the ballot.

A total of nine candidates will make their case to voters.

The candidates who filed are Johnny Boyles, Charles Tapp, Shirley Hart, Cathy Brown, Shelley Wilburn, Ricky Sandy, Jackie McKinnon-McQueen, Josh Bain and David Conoly.

Absentee ballots for November’s election will be available by Friday, Oct. 6, and early in-person voting begins on Thursday, Oct. 19. The voter registration deadline for this year’s election is Friday, Oct. 13. Voters will also be required to show photo identification to cast a ballot.