The filing period for the state’s municipal elections closed Friday, and some area cities and towns are headed for a primary.
One of the most contested races in the Piedmont is for High Point mayor. Incumbent Jay Wagner did not file for reelection. There are four candidates vying to take his place: Victor Jones, Cyril Jefferson, Abdul Rashid (Richard) Siddiqui and Gene Kininmonth.
The primary will trim the mayoral field to two candidates and whittle down the number of High Point city council hopefuls as well. The at-large contest alone drew eight candidates for two seats.
There were also enough council candidates to prompt a runoff in Burlington, which is mostly in Alamance County but also has voters in Guilford.
Jamestown voters will also have a primary.
There are no runoffs in Forsyth or Davidson counties other than for the precincts that High Point crosses into.
All of the primaries are scheduled for October 10. The general election is November 7.
City elections in Greensboro and Winston-Salem won’t be held until next year.