Thursday, November 2, 2006
By BARRY BURLESON
Election day arrives next Tuesday, Nov. 7.
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.
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. To practice voting on the new machines go to the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce website at www.hollyspringsmschamber.com and enter the “Touch & Vote” link.
Lucy Carpenter, Marshall County circuit clerk, said eligible persons can vote absentee in her office at the courthouse through Friday of this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The circuit clerk’s office will also be open Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, the deadline for absentee voting.
Those who live in the county but will be away at work or out of town for other business should 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. Mailed ballots must be received in the circuit clerk’s office by Monday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m.
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