TRINITY — The period opened Monday for candidates to file for mayor and two seats on the Trinity City Council.

Mayor Richard McNabb was the first candidate in the city to file at the Randolph County Board of Elections in Asheboro after the period kicked off at noon. No other candidates filed Monday.

The two council seats up this year are the Ward 4 post held by Councilman Don Payne and the Ward 2 seat held by Councilman Stephen Lawing.

The filing period concludes at noon Aug. 13.

Candidate filing for the vast majority of municipalities in the area and state took place earlier this month. But Trinity council incumbents and challengers file in a different manner and have a separate filing period.

Council candidates file based on their residency in wards, though all Trinity residents vote for each office.

Voters in Trinity and other cities and towns will settle their local contests in the Nov. 2 general election.