|Kevin Gray Conner|
Conner, a former Dare County Republican Chair and Tea Party Activist, is employed by Frisco Woods Campground.
A copy of Conner's petition can be downloaded here.
Signed petitions, containing one or more signatures should be mailed to:
Kevin Gray Conner
P.O. Box 247
Hatteras, NC 27943
Conner (R) is not eligible to run in the May primary because his voter registration was changed within 90 days of the primary filing period, which begins on February 13th and runs through February 29th.
Conner's circumstance may be of interest to other potential candidates in this year's general election. Melva Garrison, Director of the Dare County Board of Elections advised EyeonDare that "any registered voter" may run in the November election as an "Unaffiliated candidate" and avoid the May primary if they wish to go the petition route. In other words, a registered Democrat, Republican or Unaffiliated voter may petition the board of elections to get their name on the ballot by gathering a number of signatures on a petition that represent 4% of the total registered voters in the county (approx 1,085 signatures). The petition must contain the names of "qualified Dare County voters" .
EyeonDare encourages anyone wishing to go this route to first contact the board of elections office in Manteo for instructions. They may be contacted by clicking here.