People interested in being considered to fill the unexpired term of former Edgecombe County Register of Deeds, Robin Williams Braswell, are running out of time to make their intentions known.
The Edgecombe County Democratic Party will convene at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Edgecombe Community College’s McIntyre Auditorium to select the successor to the recently retired Braswell.
Only one person, Vila Reed Anderson, has made her intentions known to seek the office, having filed for the 2020 election. Anderson has been an employee in the office for almost 13 years.
According to county Democratic Party Chairman Roosevelt Higgs, anyone interested in being considered for the office should submit a statement of interest to the him at P.O. Box 264, Speed, N.C. 27881. Higgs said the deadline is close of business on Friday.
To be eligible to be recommended for the position, a person must be 21 years old, a qualified Democratic registered voter in the state and a resident of Edgecombe County.
Higgs said statements should include the person’s name, address, phone number and affirmation that you meet all of the requirements for office, along with the reasons they wish to be considered.
Higgs added that a person who would like to be considered for the position of the office may have an executive committee member enter their name from the floor prior to the closing of the process on Tuesday.
During the process, Higgs said each candidate will be given three-to-seven minutes to make a presentation to the committee. The committee will then deliberate and make a selection.
Votes will be cast by precinct, with one vote for every 100 votes cast in the 2016 election for governor.
Higgs will then take the name of the person selected by the executive committee and present it to the Edgecombe County commissioners, who will choose Braswell’s successor.