The filing period for 2022 elections in Johnston County opened at 12 Noon today (Monday, December 6th). A number of candidates gathered outside the Johnston County Board of Elections Office in Smithfield to be among the first to file.
Candidate filing is also underway for the Smithfield municipal elections which was delayed this year. Their elections are normally held in November. All four district council seats and the office of mayor are up for election.
Incumbent council members Marlon Lee and Travis Scott filed just after noon today.
Also filing were incumbent Clerk of Court Michelle Ball and Register of Deeds Craig Olive. Terry Tippett, Stuart A. Lee and Rick Mercier filed for the Johnston County School Board.
Sheriff Steve Bizzell filed for a new four year term.
The filing period for candidates will remain open through noon on Friday, December 17, 2021. The state primary and Smithfield municipal elections will be held in March 2022.