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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.

Election spending reports filed

Candidates for local elections filed campaign contribution and expenses for the last four weeks. (June 14, 2011, Page 1)

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    Two Democrats qualify for House race

    Business owner Ron Shapiro and local attorney Hollaman “Holly” Raney have qualified to run as democrats against Republican candidate Brad Mayo in the race for House Representative.

     (June 14, 2011, Page 1)

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      House, Senate races heating up

      Several candidates filed just days before Wednesday’s deadline for state House of Representatives and Senate races. Lafayette County has four districts with elections coming up this year and one Senate race. See all who qualified in today’s EAGLE. (June 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Former NFL, Ole Miss player enters senate race

        Former NFL player Todd Wade has qualified to run as a Republican for the Mississippi 9th Senatorial District seat currently held by incumbent Democrat and Oxford attorney Gray Tollison. (May 24, 2011, Page 1)

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          Funds low for election chests

          Financially, the races for state Senate and House of Representatives are still fairly affordable for most candidates. Candidates had until May 10 to file financial reports. (May 17, 2011, Page 1)

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            Oxford man enters House District 10 race

            Oxford resident Jordan Bankhead has tossed his hat into the state race for House representative for District 10 along with Panola County resident Doug Jones. The two are vying for the position being vacated by current Rep. Warner McBride who announced last month he would not be seeking re-election. (May 17, 2011, Page 1)

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              Qualifying Candidates

              The following people have qualified to run in the 2011 Lafayette County local and state elections. Incumbents are denoted with an (i).

              (more…) (February 16, 2011)

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                2011 Elections Calendar

                Here’s an overview of key dates in the 2011 election cycle. You can download the official calendar from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office here. (more…) (January 31, 2011)

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                  Time for a change

                  Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector Martha Thornton said, after 36 years, it’s time for new blood in the tax assessors’ office.

                  Thornton, who has served Lafayette County as its tax assessor and collector since 2000, will not be seeking reelection in this year’s county elections.

                  See a listing of all those who have filed qualifying papers for the 2011 county elections in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Local politics starting to get interesting

                    Did you realize it’s only 187 days until the first primary elections are held? And just over 10 months before the general election? Editor Don Whitten writes that a date to pay a bit more attention to right now is March 1, the filing deadline for those running for local offices this year, and he notes that lots of hats have already been thrown into the ring. (January 26, 2011, Page 4)

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