It’s Primary Runoff day — Should you vote?

Published 7:57 am Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Today, Aug. 29, is the Primary Runoff election. Multiple polling places in Lincoln County are open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for voters to cast their ballots in three races — supervisor for Districts 2 and 3, and Constable Post 2.

Who needs to vote?

Anyone who lives in Districts 1, 2 or 3, who voted Republican in the Primary Election on Aug. 8 or did not vote that day, should go to the polls to make their voices heard.

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Eligible voters in all three districts can vote in the runoff for Constable Post 2 —with the exception of New Sight, which is under the area of Constable Post 1 — which is between incumbent W. Lavon Boyd and challenger Wade Hinshaw. The winner of this runoff will be the only name on the ballot for this race in November.

Voters in District 2 can also vote in the runoff for their district’s supervisor, between incumbent Jerry McGehee and challenger Keith Lewis. Whoever wins this runoff will be on the November ballot as the sole contestant.

Voters in District 3 can vote for constable and for D3 supervisor, between John David Hart and Ricky Wayne Nations. Incumbent Nolan E. Williamson is retiring at the end of this term. The winner of this runoff will face an independent candidate in November — Jason McDonald.

Runoff results will be posted online at as soon as they are available — counts begin after 7 p.m. — and in the Wednesday print edition of The Daily Leader.