Barring any certified write-in candidates, the Nov. 5 election for Whitehall school board members and all four city administrative offices will be uncontested.
The filing deadline with the Franklin County Board of Elections for the Nov. 5 general election was 4 p.m. Aug. 7. The deadline for write-in candidates is Aug. 26.
All candidates and issues are to be certified by the elections board by Aug. 27.
However, in Whitehall, most of the election slate was decided in February, after the filing deadline for the primary election.
The only contested race voters will see on the November ballot is for the three at-large Whitehall City Council seats, with four candidates.
Military and overseas voting begins Sept. 20; early in-person voting and absentee voting for others begins Oct. 8.
The following will be on the ballot Nov. 5 in Whitehall:
• Whitehall mayor
Incumbent: Kim Maggard
Maggard’s would-be opponent, Alexander Mitchell, was disqualified in February by the board of elections for failing to submit the required number of valid signatures on his petition.
• Whitehall City Council at-large member (three seats)
Incumbents: Bob Bailey, Karen Conison, Wes Kantor
Challenger: Gerald Dixon
Council’s four ward representatives are up for reelection in 2021.
• Whitehall school board (three seats)
Incumbents: Mike Adkins, Jeffrey Lees, Zach Wright
Wright was appointed earlier this year to fill the unexpired term of Blythe Wood.
His new term will expire Dec. 31, 2021.
The election is necessary because Wood resigned during the first two years of her four-year term.
Adkins and Lees are seeking new four-year terms that will begin Jan. 1 and end Dec. 31, 2023.
• Whitehall City Council president
Challenger: Tom Potter
Incumbent not running: Jim Graham
Potter is a former councilman. Graham filed a petition in February but later withdrew it.
• Whitehall city attorney
Incumbent: Mike Bivens
• Whitehall treasurer
Incumbent: Steve Quincel