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2021 City And Town Elections Roundup

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 29, 2021
Election Day for New Hanover County municipalities, including the city of Wilmington, the town of Carolina Beach, the town of Kure Beach and the town of Wrightsville Beach, is Tuesday, November 2.

North Carolina has three voting options for residents including absentee-by-mail voting, which should be completed and returned prior to the absentee ballot deadline on Tuesday at 5 p.m. if returned by hand to Board of Elections office, or Nov. 5 if returned by mail with a postmark dated on or before Nov. 2.

One-stop absentee voting, also known as early voting, started Oct. 14 and ends Saturday. It allows people to cast their in-person ballot at a one-stop site.

The third option is traditional in-person voting on Election Day, which is the last day to cast a ballot at a local polling place.

For more on 2021 New Hanover County Elections including sample ballots, voter registration status check, voting options, polling places and more, visit the New Hanover County Board of Elections website.

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal conducted Q&As with the city of Wilmington council and mayoral candidates, posing questions of interest to the business community.

Click here to read the Q&As or click on the blue names below.

Efforts to reach JB Brookins and Jonathan Uzcategui to participate in the Q&As were not successful.


Here are the local candidates:


Wilmington City Council (three seats open)
Clifford Barnett (current councilman)
JB Brookins
Paul Lawler
Charlie Rivenbark (current councilman)
Angie Ulmer
Jonathan Uzcategui
Luke Waddell
Philip White

City of Wilmington Mayor
Harper Peterson
Bill Saffo

Town of Kure Beach Mayor
Craig Bloszinsky

Kure Beach Board of Commissioners (two seats open)
John Ellen
Allen Oliver

Town of Carolina Beach Mayor
Lynn Barbee
Dan Wilcox

Town of Carolina Beach Council (two seats open)
Joe Benson
Matt Dunn
Mike Hoffer
Deb LeCompte
Vincent Losito

Town of Wrightsville Beach Mayor
Greg Buscemi
Darryl Mills

Town of Wrightsville Beach Alderman (two seats open)
McKinley Dean (Ken) Dull
H.E. (Hank) Miller III
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