The five-member city council serves as the governing body of Burlington. Elected officials serve a term of four years while the mayor serves a term of two years. Elections for city council members are typically held every four years.
8 p.m. --
With only absentee ballots reported so far, 3.58% of all votes in Alamance County are in. Ronnie Wall and Harold Owen are leading the race with 29.13% and 28.43%, respectively.
Bob Byrd is in third with 21.92% and Dejuana Bigelow is in fourth with 20.25% of reported votes, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections dashboard.
9:30 p.m. --
With 24 out of 33 of Alamance County precincts reported, Ronnie Wall still remains in the lead with 27.67% of all reported votes. Harold Owen remains in second with 26.48% of all reported votes and Dejuana Bigelow is in third with 23.28%. Bob Byrd in fourth with 22.34% of all reported votes.
Byrd and Bigelow attend a watch party at Persnickety Books in Burlington along with other candidates and community members running for municipal elections in Alamance County. Byrd said patiently awaiting the results of the election.
“As far as my campaign goes, I have wonderful volunteers,” Byrd said. “We did a lot of things.”
Byrd said he was also thankful for everyone’s support throughout his campaign.
Bigelow said she was disappointed after seeing the first round of the results come in, but is holding out hope as more results come in.
“For the early voting, that was disappointing, to see that in the primaries we were in the top of the early voting before getting a lot of points. Now, to be 200 points behind that is very disappointing but I’m hopeful,” Bigelow said.
Wall and Owen did not respond to Elon News Network’s request for comment.
10:00 p.m. --
With 32 out of 33 of Alamance County precincts reported, Ronnie Wall is leading the race with 29.73% of all reported votes. Harold Owen is in second with 28.35%, while Bob Byrd is in third with 21.24% of all reported votes. Dejuana Bigelow remains in last place with 20.48% of all reported votes.
Wall and Owen are projected to win the two open seats on Burlington’s City Council.