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Elections

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:

For more information on county offices and elections, visit the Lafayette County home page or the Mississippi Secretary of State's online Voter Information Guide.

Mayor Pat Patterson re-elected

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)

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    Voters to elect mayor Tuesday

    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)

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      Low turnout in primary election

      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)

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        Recap of city election forum

        Here’s some highlights from Tuesday’s city election forum hosted by the Oxford EAGLE at the Oxford Conference Center.

        (more…) (May 1, 2013)

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          Election forum draws large crowd

          An election form hosted by The Oxford EAGLE Tuesday had about 300 people in attendance to hear the views of nine aldermen candidates on a variety of subjects. For a recap on some of the issues discussed at the forum click here(May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)

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            Three qualify for mayor’s race

            Three people will vying for the mayor race this June and three aldermen won’t have a race at all. See the complete list of who qualified by the 5 p.m. deadline Friday in today’s EAGLE. (March 11, 2013, Page 1A)

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              Former NFL player to run for mayor

              Former NFL offensive tackle Todd Wade qualified Thursday to run for mayor of Oxford in the June municipal election against Mayor Pat Patterson.
              Also on Thursday, former Tourism Council and Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce president Robyn Tannehill qualified to run for aldermen in Ward 2.  (March 8, 2013, Page 2A)

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                Final three aldermen file for re-election

                All seven aldermen and Mayor Pat Patterson have qualified to run in this summer’s election for another four-year term. (January 25, 2013, Page 2A)

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                  Morris, Nunnelee compete for Congress

                  Democrat Brad Morris and Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee go head-to-head Tuesday at the polls where Nunnelee hopes to hold on to his position in Congress. (November 2, 2012, Page 1A, 11A)

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                    Candidates run for retired justice’s seat on MS Supreme Court

                    Josiah Coleman, 39, will go face-to-face at the polls Tuesday with Richard “Flip” Phillips, 65, to fight for the right to wear a black robe as a justice on the Mississippi Supreme Court. (November 2, 2012, Page 10A)

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