Tuesday is ballot day for towns

by Audrey Thomasson

LANCASTER—Town residents will head for the polls Tuesday, May 1, for the election of town council seats in Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone. All positions are four-year terms.

Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Citizens are required to show photo identification, reported Lancaster County voter registrar Susan Jett.

The final day to cast an absentee ballot is Saturday, April 28, at the Voter Registrar’s office, County Administration Building, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In Kilmarnock, incumbent Mae P. Umphlett is running unopposed for the position of mayor. Candidates for three council seats include incumbents Emerson Gravatt and Curtis Henry Smith. Also vying for a position on council are R.C. “Chris” Harris and Leslie E. “Les” Spivey.

Polling will take place at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

In Irvington, three council seats are up for grabs. Incumbent R. Wayne Nunnally is seeking re-election. Other candidates include Mary Cary “Cay” Bradley, Jackie Y. Brown, Albert D. “Tripp” Bugg III, and B.W. “Bonnie” Schaschek.

Irvington residents will vote at Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

In White Stone, the position of mayor and three council seats will be on the ballot. Randy S. Reeves Sr. is running unopposed to retain his position as mayor. Running for council are incumbents Irving T. Brittingham and Randy S. Reeves Jr. Also vying for a council position is Melinda Sliakis George.

White Stone polling will take place in the Town Hall, 433 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone.