In less than five days, for some, the election will be over, and will campaign on in hopes of winning the General Election. Political candidates are making rounds, shaking hands, posting signs, handing out flyers, kissing babies, and meeting with voters as Election Day closes in on them.
Tuesday, August 6, Montgomery County voters will head to the polls to cast their Primary ballots for county and state leadership. Voters must choose which Primary Election in which they wish to vote – the Democratic Primary or the Republican Primary. Mississippi does not have open Primaries, so voters must choose in which party Primary they wish to vote.
The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Remember to bring photo identification to vote.
Three candidates are vying for the Democratic nomination in the race for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s seat. Incumbent Bubba Nix will face off against challengers Jamey Mims and Jeff Tompkins in Tuesday’s Primary Election. The winner will face independent candidate Barry Gregg in November’s General Election.
In the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk’s race, incumbent Lanelle Martin will face challenger Danny Woods. With both candidates running on the Democratic ticket, the winner will be determined in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.
Four candidates will be on the ballot for Montgomery Tax Assessor/Collector in the Democratic Primary Tuesday. Longtime incumbent Velma Young is not seeking re-election this year.
Vying for the Democratic nomination in November’s General Election is Teresa Nabors Green, Laurie Middleton Lockett, Tilford Robinson, and Sue Stidham. The winner of the Democratic nomination will face Republican candidate Brad Johnson and Independent Candidate Monica Turner in the General Election.
After longtime county prosecutor, Lane Greenlee, announced his retirement last year, his open seat is being chased by Ryan Taylor and Jena J. Hoover in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary. The winner of the Primary will win the seat, as no one other candidates will be on the ballot in November.
The District 1 Constable race between incumbent L.C. Smith and challenger Dianne Hemphill will be determined in Tuesday’s Primary.
As for those competing for a seat on the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors, only one race will be determined in Tuesday’s Primary Election. District 5 incumbent Janet Roby-Harper will face challenger Ronald White in the Primary, and no other candidates will be on the ballot in November’s election.
District 2 incumbent Edwin Taylor will face challenger Norman Small in the Democratic Primary, and the winner will go on to face independent candidate, Louie Harrison, in November’s General Election. District 3 incumbent Willie Townsend, Jr., will face challenger Katrina Craft-Bays in Tuesday’s Primary Election. The winner will go on to face independent candidate Arnie Pittman in November’s General Election.
For sample ballots, see page A20.
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