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Voters go to polls Tuesday to decide several races

Voters Tuesday will head to the polls beginning at 7 a.m. to cast ballots in state, district and county elections.

But those who need to vote absentee have until noon Saturday to go to the Lincoln County Circuit Clerk’s office to let their voices be heard in the general election. Those who may vote absentee are individuals who will be out of the county Tuesday for any reason, have physical limitations, are the parent, spouse or dependent of someone who is hospitalized outside the county more than 50 miles away, are 65 or older or will be at work during the times the polls are open.

About 800 people voted absentee and affidavit in the primaries. Lincoln Circuit Clerk Dustin Bairfield said 10,646 ballots total were cast in August. That’s 51 percent of the 20,852 registers voters. With the governor’s race on the ballot, it’s likely there will be a larger turnout Tuesday than for the primaries.

Several incumbent candidates will see their names on the ballots, though they face no opposition — Bairfield, coroner Clay McMorris, county surveyor Joe Byrd, District 3 Supervisor Nolan Williamson, District 5 Supervisor Doug Falvey and District 92 State Representative Becky Currie (Lincoln, Lawrence and Copiah counties).

The following races were settled during the primary election:

• State Senate District 39 — incumbent Republican Sally Doty

• Chancery Clerk — Republican Alisha McGehee

• District 4 Supervisor — incumbent Republican Eddie Brown

• Constable Post 1 — incumbent Republican Kelly Porter

• Justice Court Judge post 1 — Republican Ian Smith

• Sheriff —incumbent Republican Steve Rushing

• Tax assessor/collector: incumbent Republican Blake Pickering

Voting locations

Precinct polling places for Lincoln County, listed in alphabetical order, are:

• Alexander precinct, at Alexander Junior High

• Arlington precinct, at County Unit Facility District 4

• Big Springs precinct, at Big Springs Baptist Church

• Bogue Chitto precinct, at Bogue Chitto VFD

• Brignall/Rogers Circle precinct, at Lincoln County District 2 office

• Caseyville precinct, Caseyville Voting House

• City Hall precinct, at Lincoln County Public Library

• East Lincoln precinct, at East Lincoln VFD

• Enterprise precinct, at Enterprise Attendance Center

• Fair River precinct, 2728 Harmony Drive SE

• Forrestry, precinct, 515 County Farm Lane NE

• Governmental Complex precinct, at Lincoln County Governmental Complex

• Halbert Heights precinct, at Brookhaven Central Fire Station

• Heucks Retreat precinct, at Heucks Retreat VFD

• High School precinct, at Brookhaven High School

• Johnson precinct, at 519 Beachnut Trail SW

• Johnson Grove precinct, behind Johnson Grove Church of Christ

• Lipsey precinct, Brookhaven Recreation Dept.

• Little Bahala precinct, at Little Bahala Baptist Church

• Loyd Star precinct, Loyd Star VFD

• Montgomery precinct, at Clear Branch Baptist Church

• New Sight precinct, at New Sight VFD

• Norfield precinct, at Norfield Voting House

• Old Brook precinct, at Brookhaven Equipment Building

• Old Red Star precinct, Old Red Star Voting House

• Pearlhaven precinct, at Bi-Centennial Building

• Ruth precinct, at Ruth VFD

• Vaughn precinct, Vaughn Voting House

• West Lincoln precinct, at West Lincoln Voting House

• Zetus precinct, Zetus VFD