Local voters will cast their ballots for county, district and statewide officials in 2011. The general election is set for Nov. 8. To get ready, check out the resources below:
Voters will elect one new member to the Oxford School Board and the Lafayette County School Board. Meet the candidates running for these two positions. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)
In today’s Sunday Focus, candidates for the Chancery and Circuit Court races say why they feel they are the best choice to sit on the bench. (October 19, 2014, Page 1A)
The mid-term elections will be here in little over a month, but you still have time to register to vote if you haven’t. This week’s Sunday Focus feature takes a look at the local elections and come recent complaints made about the process. (September 28, 2014, Page http://oxfordeagle.ms.newsmemory.com/?selDate=20140928&goTo=a1)
Saturday is the last day to vote absentee at the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office for Tuesday’s runoff election between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party candidate Chris McDaniel. (June 19, 2014, Page 1, 8)
Saturday is the last day folks can vote absentee. The Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. (May 29, 2014, Page 1, 2)
Local circuit court and chancery judges qualify for 2014 election while U.S. Senate and House races get ready for June primary. (April 30, 2014, Page 1, 16)
Absentee ballots are now available the Lafayette County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for the June primary election where U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran takes on Thomas L. Carey and Chris McDaniel. (April 25, 2014, Page 2A)
Incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson won Tuesday’s election with 2,122 votes. His opponent Todd Wade took 1,220 votes. In the Ward 1 and 2 races, both incumbents lost their reelection bids. In Ward 1, Jay Hughes won with 485 votes over incumbent Ney William’s 450 votes. In Ward 2, Robyn Tannehill received 664 votes compared to incumbent E.O. Oliver’s 216 votes. (June 5, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)
When running for an office on any level, the end goal of the candidates is to win. Some campaign hard, using all forms of social media and spending high dollars on advertising while others may spend day after day knocking on doors or holding neighborhood meetings. Read about some campaign tacts in the Oxford mayoral race and aldermen’s races and how some candidates have spent their final days before the election. (June 3, 2013, Page 1, 5)
Mayor Pat Patterson has won a spot on the ballot as the Democratic candidate for the general election on June 4 after soundly beating his opponent, Jason Plunk, in the Democratic Primary Election on Tuesday. Patterson won with 1,360 votes to Plunk’s 198 votes. The results include affidavit votes that were counted this morning at City Hall.
Patterson will now face Independent candidate Todd Wade next month.
About 1,656 voted in Tuesday’s primary which is about a 14.8 percent voter turnout. Oxford has 11,176 registered voters. In 2009, about 1,500 voters turned out for the primary election. (May 8, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)