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Absentee voting will continue until Aug. 3

Lincoln County voters can start casting absentee ballots for the Aug. 6 party primaries for governor and other statewide, regional, legislative and county offices.

Absentee voting will continue through Aug. 3 at noon at the Lincoln County Circuit Clerk’s office, which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except holidays. The office will be closed Thursday and Friday but will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Mail ballots can be requested, but the law requires they be returned by mail only by Aug. 5. Mailed ballots cannot be returned in person at the office, said Lincoln County Circuit Clerk Dustin Bairfield.

People may vote absentee for several reasons, including if they will be out of town on election day, if they are temporarily or permanently disabled or if they are 65 or older, Bairfield said.

Monday is the deadline for people to register to vote or to update their voter registration information for the primaries.

The primary election is Aug. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Poll worker training is set for July 22 at 6 p.m., July 24 at 9 a.m. and July 27 at 9 a.m. in the Lincoln County Circuit Courtroom.

For information about becoming a poll worker, call 601-835-3435.

To see sample primary ballots, visit and click on “elections.”