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RO ELECTION COVERAGE: Municipal Elections Just Around the Corner; What You Need to Know

RICHMOND COUNTY – With only one week left until Election Day 2017, it’s been relatively quiet on the political front in Richmond County this election season. 

 In the mayoral races in Rockingham, Hamlet, Hoffman and Ellerbe the four incumbents Steve Morris (Rockingham), Bill Bayless (Hamlet), Tommy Hart (Hoffman) and Lee Berry (Ellerbe) are all running unopposed. 

As for the council seats in Ellerbe, where the four-year terms are staggered, there are three incumbents and two newcomers running for the three available seats seats.  The incumbents are Corey Brewington, Jean C. Fletcher, and Archie Robinson.  They are being opposed by Fred Cloninger and Lee Freeman. 

In Hamlet, incumbents Eddie Martin and Jesse McQueen face opponents Stephanie Dixon and Jerry Dean Lamont. 

Hoffman, where all seats run for re-election every two years, has four incumbents: Riccardo Anderson, Rory Kevin Jones, Daniel Kelly, and Cynthia A. Northcutt. There is also a new challenger running for town council in John D. Taylor. 

Rockingham City Council has three seats up for re-election this year, but all three incumbents (Anne Edwards, Denise Sullivan and Gene Willard) are running unopposed.  In the Rockingham race, however, there is still something at stake. 

Rockingham Council is set up on a staggered system of three council seats running each election cycle.  The two persons receiving the most votes gain four year terms, whereas the person with the least votes must run again in two years. 


 Listed below are the polling places for election day, November 7th.  Polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

 Early voting takes place at the Cooperative Extension Office at 123 Caroline Street in Rockingham. Early voting began on October 19th and will continue through November 4th.  Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays,  and on Saturday Nov. 4th only from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Rockingham #1

City of Rockingham Parks & Recreation (Browder Park)

1311 Rockingham Road

Rockingham, NC  28379


Rockingham #2

Leath Memorial Library

 (Calvin Little Room)

412 E. Franklin Street

Rockingham, NC 28379


Marks Creek #1

First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

300 Charlotte Street

Hamlet, NC  28345


Marks Creek #2

First Presbyterian Church

Fellowship Hall

200 Rice Street

Hamlet, NC  28345


Beaver Dam #1

Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

108 McCoy Drive

Hoffman, NC  28347


Mineral Springs #1

Ellerbe Town Hall

108 W. Page Street

Ellerbe, NC  28338

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