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Vote early this week

Early voting for the runoff election will be held in the courthouse lobby Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Thursday, Aug. 16. The final day of early voting will be held Friday, Aug. 17 in the commissioners meeting room in the courthouse annex since power will be off at the courthouse during construction. Election Day is set for Tuesday, Aug. 21 and two local races will be on the ballot as the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Magistrate judge candidates Marcia Callaway-Ingram and Loretta Rakestraw will be on the ballot for the runoff election along with board of education District 4 candidates Jim Brooks and Connie Green. Although Callaway-Ingram received nearly 48% of the votes in the race for magistrate judge, state law requires candidates to receive 50% of the votes plus one to forego a runoff election. Election superintendent Lynn Brandenburg held a recount of votes Monday, Aug. 13 at the request of candidate Wayne Woods who received four votes less than opponent Rakestraw in the three-way race to be magistrate judge.

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