Want to make a difference in elections? How about behind the ballot box?

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Want to help conduct local elections? Here’s your opportunity. District 2 Election Commissioner Tiffany Furr resigned Monday, leaving an opening for the position.

The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors declared a special election for the job to take place Nov. 8, which is the next General Election in the county.

Anyone interested in the position can begin getting registered voter signatures from District 2 to qualify. Fifty signatures are required, and must be submitted to the office of Chancery Clerk Dustin Bairfield and certified by that office prior to 5 p.m. on Sept. 9.

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The special election will be for a one-year term, since the positions of District 2 and District 4 will be on the 2023 ballot for their regular terms of office.
Bairfield urged any person interested in running for commissioner to turn in their signatures as early as possible, to ensure certifications can be completed prior to the deadline.

United States Congressional elections will also take place this year.

The Congressional Primary election will be conducted June 7. Three candidates are on the Republican ballot — incumbent Michael Guest, and challengers Michael Cassidy and Thomas Griffin. If one of the three does not get at least 50 percent of the vote plus one, a runoff election will be conducted June 28 between the top two candidates.

The winner of the Republican primary will advance to the November general election along with the sole Democratic Party candidate, Shuwaski A. Young. No Democratic primary will take place, since Young is the only candidate on that party’s ticket.