Voter registration deadline is today, 5 p.m.

Published 12:51 pm Monday, May 10, 2021

The deadline to register to vote in the June 8 General Election is today.

Those who wish to register in person may do so in the office of Brookhaven City Clerk Samantha Melancon or Lincoln County Chancery Clerk Dustin Bairfield, both located in the Lincoln County/Brookhaven Government Complex on South First Street. Mailed registration applications must be postmarked no later than today.

Absentee voting for the general election is ongoing, with ballots available in the City Clerk’s Office 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The clerk’s office will also be open 8 a.m. until noon on two Saturdays prior to the general election — May 29 and June 5. June 5 is the in-person absentee voting deadline.

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All eligible absentee voters must present an acceptable form of photo ID prior to receiving a ballot. Eligible voters may request an absentee ballot by mail by requesting, receiving and returning a ballot by mail to the city clerk. Absentee ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before June 8, and received by the City Clerk’s Office within five business days — June 15 at 5 p.m.

Brookhaven political offices to be decided on June 8 are:

  • Mayor — Incumbent Republican Joe C. Cox vs. Democrat challenger Larry Jointer
  • Chief of police — Incumbent Democrat Kenneth Collins vs. Republican challenger Mike Milholen
  • Alderman at Large — Democrat Marilyn Dow-Harris vs. Republican Don Underwood
  • Ward 3 Alderman — Democrat Charles J. Caston Sr. vs. Republican Troy Douglas
  • Ward 6 Alderman — Incumbent Independent Shelley Harrigill vs. Democrat Andre’ D. Spiller