Voter Registration Changes may decide District Attorney race in May Primary

Garland F. Byers, Jr.

Ted Bell

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC — The May 8 election primary will determine our next elected district attorney. Our Judicial District 41 has two Republican candidates, incumbent Ted Bell and Garland F. Byers, Jr. running for the seat. There are no Democrat challengers. Therefore the Republican primary will determine who will be district attorney for the next four years.

While both Republicans and Unaffiliated voters who choose to vote in the Republic primary may vote in that race, Democrat voters will have no voice. Consequently many voters are considering a voter registration change to Unaffiliated in order to vote in the Republican Primary. Unaffiliated voters have the choice of ballot- Democrat or Republican. The last day to change voter registration in order to vote in the May Primary is Friday, April 13, 2018.

The Voter Change Form can be completed and mailed in for those who may find it difficult to make it to the Rutherford County  Board of Elections by the deadline. The Form can be found at:

https://www.ncsbe.gov/Portals/0/Forms/NCVoterRegForm06W.pdf.

Instructions about completing the form and submitting it are on the back of the form. The slate of candidates for the May primary is below.


RUTHERFORD BOARD OF ELECTIONS
CRITERIA: Election: 05/08/2018, Show Contest w/o Candidate: N


CANDIDATE NAME NAME ON BALLOT PARTY FILING DATE ADDRESS

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 10 (REP)
GREGORY, JEFFREY DALE Jeff Gregory REP 02/16/2018 1400 MOORESBORO RD SHELBY, NC 28150
MCHENRY, PATRICK TIMOTHY Patrick McHenry REP 02/14/2018 PO BOX 2165 GASTONIA, NC 28053
ROBERTS, IRA III Ira Roberts REP 02/21/2018 3050 6TH ST NE HICKORY, NC 28601
WILEY, ALBERT LEE JR Albert Lee Wiley, Jr. REP 02/27/2018 PO BOX 588 SALTER PATH, NC 28575
BLANKENSHIP, SETH BRADEN Seth Blankenship REP 02/26/2018 220 OLD FELLOWSHIP RD SWANNANOA, NC 28778
COLLIAS, GINA ROCKEY Gina Collias REP 02/12/2018 PO BOX 2316 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086

NC STATE SENATE DISTRICT 47 (DEM)
RUMFELT, CHRISTOPHER HOUSTON Christopher H. Rumfelt DEM 02/22/2018 330 STATE ST MARION, NC 28752
SWOFFORD, CHERYL DARLENE Cheryl D. Swofford DEM 02/12/2018 716 RUTHERFORD RD MARION, NC 28752
WHEELER, DAVID BRIAN David Wheeler DEM 02/28/2018 109 CHESAPEAKE TRL SPRUCE PINE, NC 28777

DISTRICT ATTORNEY DISTRICT 41 (REP)
BELL, THEODORE PATRICK Ted Bell REP 02/12/2018 245 ANNE ST RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139
BYERS, GARLAND FRANKLIN JR Garland Franklin Byers, Jr. REP 02/23/2018 558 KELLY RD FOREST CITY, NC 28043

RUTHERFORD COUNTY SHERIFF (REP)
FRANCIS, CHRISTOPHER TODD Chris Francis REP 02/12/2018 190 DARK CORNER RD RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139
GUFFEY, ARTHUR WAYNE Wayne Guffey REP 02/12/2018 131 MARYS LN RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139
THEODOROPOULOS, STEVE P Steve (Theo) Theodoropoulos REP 02/20/2018 7471 BOSTIC SUNSHINE HWY BOSTIC, NC 28018
BRANDLE, JOEY EUGENE Joey Brandle REP 02/12/2018 245 WEBB DR FOREST CITY, NC 28043

RUTHERFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT 1 (REP)
HENSON, RODERICK ALAN R. A. (Rick) Henson REP 02/28/2018 1098 DARLINGTON RD RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139
NANNEY, BRANDI EDNEY Brandi Edney Nanney REP 02/21/2018 197 GRANDFATHER’S TRL RUTHERFORDTON, NC 28139
RADFORD, DREW TYLER Drew Radford REP 02/28/2018 1014 S MAIN ST RUTHERF