It won't be official until their respective governing bodies take action, but for all practical purposes the elections for the Early City Council and Bangs school board are cancelled.
Incumbents filed for re-election in those two entities and do not face challengers.
The Early City Council and the Bangs school board will have to take formal actions to officially cancel the elections — the Early City Council on March 26 and the Bangs school board on March 21. The unopposed incumbents will be declared as elected but will not be sworn in for their new terms until the votes are canvassed.
The filing period ended Friday for the May 11 municipal and school board elections.
In the Early school board election:
• Place 3 incumbent Ray Bertrand faces challenger Anna Allen.
• Place 4 challenger Mike Kingston faces challenger Mark Rome. Saturday's edition of the Bulletin incorrectly listed the place for which Rome filed.
• Place 5 incumbent Shawn Russell is unopposed.
In the Bangs City Council election:
• Mayor Eric Bishop is unopposed.
• Incumbent Waymond Sheppard, former council members Rick Phelps and Carroll Wells, and Skip Thomas are competing for two council seats.
In the Blanket City Council election:
• Mayor Judy Eoff is unopposed.
• Incumbents Jerry Bingham and Arthur Larkin and former council member Dewey Blanton will compete for two council seats.
• Incumbent Scotty Isham is unopposed for his one-year unexpired seat.
In the Blanket school board race:
• Incumbent Billy Graham is unopposed in Place 1.
• Beth Boyer is unopposed in Place 3.
• Johnny Storey is unopposed in Place 4.
• Incumbent Russell Wigham faces challenger Gayla McLaughlin in Place 5.