HICKORY, N.C. -- The Catawba County Board of Elections might have to decide what to do if no one files in two races before next Friday's deadline for the Hickory School Board.
No one has filed to run in ward four and six. If no one decides to file by the August 9 deadline, the board will decide whether to extend the deadline by a week or allow for a write-in candidate on the ballot for wards four and five.
"We have had in the past someone to win by write-in," said Rebecca Buff of the Catawba County Board of Elections. "I think people need to run for office and be involved."
Buff said all a candidate needs to do is be a registered voter and live in the ward they are running in. If they are running for an at large seat on the board, they need to live in the county.
Candidates must also fill out standard election forms and pay a $5 fee.