Circuit Clerk: Check the schedules for the June 7 primary | Local News

Circuit clerks across the state are reminding residents to vote by mail if work or vacation takes them out of town for the June 7 primary election.

Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson said absentee ballots are available at her office for residents who need to vote by mail.

“Clerks are asking voters to check their calendar to ensure there are no conflicts such as holidays, surgery, conferences, etc., that would prevent a voter from traveling to their constituency to vote. “, she said.

In addition to being open regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Johnson said his office will also be open 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 28 to give residents who cannot come during the week the possibility of voting by post. .

This year’s primary election will be Republican-only as only one Democrat, Shuwaski Young, is in the running.

On the ballot, incumbent Representative Michael Guest will face two main challengers, Michael Cassidy and Thomas B. Griffin.

Johnson said residents who vote in person will use paper ballots to vote. Paper ballots, she said, are much faster and have eliminated the long lines that some precincts experienced with the county’s previous touchscreen voting systems.

“Lauderdale County has returned to using paper ballots with scanners and no longer has the touchscreen which in the past caused long lines,” she said. “Voters are encouraged to vote at the constituency level because you can get in and out quickly and efficiently.”

Voters are encouraged to check their voter registration card to see which county precinct they should vote in, Johnson said. Some residents, she said, will have a different ward than last year’s mayoral and city council elections.

“For your vote to count, the voter must be in their correct ward, and any time you move, your circuit clerk must be notified, even if they are next or across the road” , she said.

For questions about mail-in voting or the upcoming primary election, contact the Lauderdale County Clerk’s Office at 601-482-9731.

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