Candidate Filing Open Thread

The candidate filing period for the 2017 local elections began on Friday, July 7th, and will end at noon on Friday, July 21st. Here's what's in store for this year's elections.

Barrett Files for Re-election to CHCCS Board of Education

Current Chairman James Barrett filed for re-election today to the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools Board of Education, saying he looks forward to one more term to continue the district’s efforts to give every student an excellent education. 

Allen Buansi Announces Candidacy for Chapel Hill Town Council

My name is Allen Buansi, and I would like share with you all the announcement of my candidacy below for Chapel Hill Town Council. I'm greatly looking forward to meeting and talking to as many fellow Chapel Hill residents as I can. Please don't hesitate to check out my website (allenbuansi.org) or to reach out to me ([email protected]). I would love to hear from each of you, so we can make Chapel Hill the best community it can be. Thank you!

If You Don’t Like College Students, Call Your Realtor

I’ve always been baffled by people who choose to live in Chapel Hill, only to complain about UNC and its students. Why do some long time Chapel Hill residents insist on treating UNC students as second class citizens?

2017 OP Candidate Coming Out Party

Join us for OP's annual Candidate Coming Out Party to meet your candidates on the final day of filing for the following boards:

  • Carrboro Board of Alderpersons and mayor
  • Chapel Hill Town Council and mayor
  • Hillsborough Town Board and mayor
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education

Join us as we kick off the start of election season by meeting and engaging with constituents, journalists, and candidates. We will take a few minutes during the party to acknowledge the candidates in attendance.

This is a great way to find out who is running and ask them why. 

RSVP on Facebook.

Date: 

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Tyler's Taproom & Speakeasy front room (102 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510)

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