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:
Two Lafayette County supervisors will lose their seats on the board at the end of this year after losing in Tuesday’s primary election, while a third incumbent will fight to retain his position during the Aug. 23rd runoff election. Supervisor Lloyd Oliphant was ousted by Chad D. McLarty while Supervisor Johnny Morgan lost to Jeff Busby. (August 3, 2011, Page 1)
Several county races may be decided Tuesday during the primary election. Circuit Court Clerk Mary Alice Busby said her office has been busy leading up to the primary and hopes for at least a 40-percent voter turnout. (August 1, 2011, Page 1A)
Are you still undecided on a candidate for Tuesday’s primary election? Not sure about a candidate’s platform? Then take at our Meet the Candidates section for a profile on the candidates who have a primary opponent, and be better informed before Tuesday’s primary election. (July 29, 2011, Page 1C)
With the primary election on Tuesday, candidates were required to file a second finance report for July with the deadline being Tuesday. However, several candidates missed the deadline. (July 29, 2011, Page 1A)
With three weeks to the Aug. 2 primary election, spending on campaign expenses seems to have slowed down for many candidates. (July 13, 2011, Page 1)
For elections at the county, state and national levels, registered voters cast their ballots at the precinct assigned to them by the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s office. View a map of precincts here. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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You can register to vote in the county where you live at any time, but you must be registered at least 30 days before an election to vote in that election. (To check 2011 election dates, see the calendar here.)
You are eligible to register to vote if you:
- Are an inhabitant of Mississippi, except persons judicially declared mentally incompetent; At least 18 years old (or will be by the date of the next general election);
- Have been resident of the state, county, and supervisor’s district for 30 days;
- Have never been convicted of any crime listed in Section 241 of the Mississippi Constitution (murder, rape, bribery, theft, arson, obtaining money or goods under false pretense, perjury, forgery, embezzlement, or bigamy).
Once you are registered, you generally remain registered indefinitely, unless you move or no longer meet one of the qualifications to vote.
Lafayette County residents register to vote in the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s office, on the first floor of the Lafayette County Courthouse at the center of the Oxford Square. You can also register to vote by mail. Download a voter registration form.
Once registered, a voter will receive a voter registration card identifying your voting precinct location and address, legislative district, supervisor district, chancery and circuit court districts, justice court districts, Supreme Court district, school board district, and congressional districts.
If you have questions about registering to vote, contact the Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s office at 234-4951 or call the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Elections Answerline at 1-800-829-6786. (July 8, 2011)
The last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election on Aug. 2 is this Saturday. The Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to accommodate last-minute voter registrations. (July 1, 2011, Page 3A)
The newly formed Lafayette County Libertarian Party meets at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Student Union at the University of Mississippi. (June 15, 2011, Page 2)
Candidates for local elections filed campaign contribution and expenses for the last four weeks. (June 14, 2011, Page 1)