Filing period ends Thursday for Lumbee election

Staff Report

PEMBROKE — Today and Thursday remain for those interested in filing as candidates in the Lumbee Tribal Council elections being held on Nov. 14.

Candidates can file at the Tribe’s Elections Office at 707 Union Chapel Road, Suite D, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, the last day of the filing period.

As of mid-day Tuesday, 10 candidates had filed for the seven seats up for election. Seats up for election include Districts 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11 and 12.

In order to file, a candidate must be at least 21 years old, an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, and a resident of the district in which they file for at least 30 days. The filing fee is $250.

For information, call the Elections Office at 910-374-6290.

Staff Report

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