Thursday, October 26, 2005
Election November 7; absentee voting available
By BARRY BURLESON
Absentee voting has begun for the November 7 general election.
Lucy Carpenter, Marshall County circuit clerk, said eligible persons can vote absentee in her office at the courthouse Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The circuit clerk’s office will also be open Saturday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting.
Those who live in the county but will be away at work or out of town for other business must come to the circuit clerk’s office to vote absentee.
Others, such as those disabled or college students and military personnel, can request a ballot by mail.
Races of local interest on the ballot include one Marshall County school board position (District 3), circuit court judge (District 3, Place 2, Position 2), U.S. senator and U.S. representative.
Running for the school board seat are Felicia Anderson-Harvell and Janice Wagg. Incumbent Pat Woods is not seeking re-election.
Another school board position in District 4 was set to be on the ballot, but no one qualified to run. Incumbent Queen Dean decided not to seek re-election.
Carpenter said the Marshall County School Board will have to appoint someone in January to fill the District 4 seat until a special election in November 2007.
Running for circuit judge, Third District, are Shirley Byers, Robert W. Elliott and Kent E. Smith.
Candidates for U.S. senator are Erik R. Fleming, incumbent Trent Lott and Harold M. Taylor.
Candidates for U.S. representative are James K. (Ken) Hurt and incumbent Roger F. Wicker.
There are a few other races on the ballot, with unopposed candidates.
Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. For more information on the upcoming election visit the secretary of state’s website at www.sos.state.ms.us.
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