Residents of Rocky Mount, Dortches and Sharpsburg who are eligible to vote in Tuesday’s election should make sure they go to the polls to cast a ballot.
Four Rocky Mount City Council seats are up for election, although only one ward has a contested race. Tamisha Patterson is competing against City Councilman Lamont Wiggins for the Ward 3 seat.
Residents of Ward 3 should make sure they vote Tuesday. Local elections have a huge impact on our daily lives. City Council members make decisions that affect virtually every aspect of our community, from zoning requests, to economic development, to city codes and ordinances, to taxes, to water and sewer, and much more.
We have the opportunity to decide who will represent us in those decisions. That is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It’s important to have a strong group of leaders who will represent the interests and needs of the people and will work to move our community forward in a positive way.
Sharpsburg voters will determine who will serve as their mayor and who will fill two town commissioner seats that are up for election.
Dortches residents can vote for the mayor and four town commissioner seats that are up for election, although incumbents in those positions are running for re-election unopposed.
If you are eligible to vote in one of the contested races that are on the ballot Tuesday, make sure you make time to do so. If you don’t vote, you don’t have a right to complain if you don’t like the outcome. It’s important to make your voice count.