Candidate packets for the November general election are due on the same day as the state’s Democratic Party primary—June 8—and Mathews County Voter Registrar Carla Faulkner said there aren’t yet enough candidates to fill the four seats up for election in Mathews.
As of Monday, Faulkner had only received one packet for a candidate for the board of supervisors, so that person is the only qualified candidate thus far for the two seats that will need to be filled. She has received no candidate packets for the two positions that will need to be filled on the school board.
“A lot of people assume someone else will do it,” said Faulkner, “but no one is stepping up.”
While some candidate packets have been distributed, Faulkner said that doesn’t mean anything until they are completed and turned in. People often pick up packets only to later decide they don’t want to run, she said. Of course, there may be candidates she doesn’t yet know about, said Faulkner, because packets can be down...
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