This year, Boone has scheduled its elections in November, which will save about $15,000. Previously, elections were held in October, with November as a run-off date. Three town council seats and the mayor's position will be open.
In Blowing Rock, races will be held for mayor and three council seats. Three council seats are each open in Seven Devils and Beech Mountain, which both elect their mayor from within the council.
The top two vote-getters in each council race will receive four-year terms, while the third-place finisher gets a two-year term.
The filing period officially began Friday, July 3 at noon, but elections offices were closed for the Fourth of July holiday. Filing begins at 8 a.m. on July 6 and ends at noon on July 17.
Election Day is Nov. 3.