- Last Updated on 11:01 PM 04/27/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Town council candidates are vying Tuesday for contested seats in South Boston where five candidates are seeking three open seats.
Meanwhile in Scottsburg, only four candidates are seeking five open seats on the Scottsburg Town Council.
In both towns, the mayors are running unopposed for reelection.
In South Boston, incumbent Mayor Carroll Thackston is running without opposition as is incumbent Scottsburg Mayor Ira Wilkerson II.
South Boston Council candidates Ronnie Couch, Robert Hughes III, Councilwoman Connie Manning, H. Radford Trent and Tina Wyatt Younger are vying for the three open council seats.
South Boston Councilwoman Manning is up for re-election after serving a two-year term when she filled Sandra Thompson’s seat in a special election in 2010.
In Scottsburg, Councilmen Robert Elliott, along with Councilwoman Connie Glass, Russell Puckett Jr. and James Stoner are each seeking reelection.
Not seeking reelection in Scottsburg is Councilman Robert A. Guthrie leaving one seat vacant on council that may be filled by the write-in candidate claiming the most votes in Tuesday’s election, County Registrar Judy Meeler said.
Incumbent South Boston Town Councilmen Morris L. Bryant and Mark J. Morris announced earlier they would not seek reelection on Tuesday.
Those winning election to seats on both councils Tuesday will serve four-year terms, which begin July 1 and end June 30, 2016.
Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Scottsburg and South Boston.
In Scottsburg voters will cast ballots at the Scottsburg Fire Department on 3050 Scottsburg Road, and in South Boston voters will cast ballots at the National Guard Armory at 701 Hamilton Boulevard.
Voters are required to have identification to vote Tuesday and IDs may include any government issued card, a voter card or social security card, according to Meeler.
For additional information regarding polling stations, contact Meeler at 476-3322.