Thursday, July 19, 2007
Clerk says be prepared for voting
By SUE WATSON
Anyone who has not voted since the 2003 countywide election is urged to check their voting status at the circuit clerk’s office, said Lucy Carpenter, Marshall County circuit clerk.
She also reminds voters to call her office (662-252-3434) if their address has changed since they last voted to make sure they vote in the correct precinct. Otherwise, voters who have changed addresses may have to vote by affidavit.
A third reminder, Carpenter said, is to get plenty of practice on the new Diebold voting machine either at the circuit clerk’s office or on the Internet at www.marshallcoms.org.
Those who do not know where their voting precinct is can look at a map and get directions by going to the site, as well. Also, viewers can see a complete list of candidates, local and statewide, on the site.
Click on Election Central in the column on the left side of the home page to go to the place where instructions are located for practice voting, to look up a map or to read directions to the voting precinct, or to find voter registration information.
Marshall County has 113 voting machines, including enough extras in case there is a breakdown of a machine at the polls, Carpenter said.
But election day will run much smoother for voters and poll workers if voters are prepared to vote this election on the new Diebold voting machines, she said.
Practice voting until you are familiar with the machine, Carpenter said.
To meet the candidates, check the calendar page and advertisements in The South Reporter and Pigeon Roost News for the date and location of political rallies. Rally organizers can get a rally in the calendar by calling The South Reporter at 662-252-4261 or sending the information by fax to 662-252-3388.
Voters go to the polls August 7 to pick the Democratic Party and Republican Party candidates. Runoff elections for the Democratic and Republican primaries will be held August 28. Winners of the party primaries and Independent candidates will be listed on the November ballot.
In the party primaries August 7 and August 28, voters must choose either a Democratic or Republican party ballot. But voters do not have to be active members of either party to vote in the primary elections.
The general election is set for November 6.
A complete list of all candidates running for all state and local offices in Marshall County is included with this story.
To learn more about the candidates, read the political ads and announcements in The South Reporter and Pigeon Roost News, ask a neighbor or friend about the candidates, call the candidates, attend political rallies, or look for information on the candidates on the Internet.
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List of Candidates
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