Just over 18 percent of Lafayette County’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election for the 1st Congressional District seat. That’s better than the turnout of less than 12 percent for a similar election in 2008, but still much less than than we would like to see. We encourage all to exercise their right to vote June 2 when the polls are open again to decide a runoff between Walter H. Zinn Jr. and Trent Kelly. (May 14, 2015, Page 4)
Pontotoc attorney/political consultant Walter H. Zinn and Saltillo district attorney Trent Kelly have advanced to the June 2 runoff out of a 13-candidate field vying to fill the 1st Congressional District U.S. Representative spot held by the late Alan Nunnelee. Zinn led the district and Lafayette County, which had an 18 percent turnout for the special election. (May 13, 2015, Page 1)
By Alyssa Schnugg
Several offices are still uncontested in Lafayette County as the qualifying deadline approaches.
Those bouncing back and forth on whether to toss their hat into the election ring have until 5 p.m. Friday to make up their minds.
The Lafayette County Courthouse is the centerpiece of the Oxford Square and has served as the center of county government for more than 150 years. (October 26, 2014, Page 1A)
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office issued a press release Monday addressing recent questions, blogs and social media posts accusing several Mississippi counties, including Lafayette County, of denying supporters of Sen. Chris McDaniel access to voter rolls from last week’s Republican runoff. (July 1, 2014, Page 3)
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)
While Sen. Thad Cochran and his Tea Party opponent wait with baited breath to find out if they will held to a runoff election later this month, Lafayette County voters showed their support for fellow resident, Cochran who took 64.3 percent of the vote in the U.S. Senate Republican Primary Tuesday night. Few problems were reported with the new voter ID law and election officials said everything ran smoothly at the polls. (June 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)
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)
Breaking the law can not only land you in jail, it can also put a big hole in your wallet. (August 30, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)
The clerk’s office in Oxford City Hall will remain open Saturday morning for those who want to register to vote in Oxford’s primary election. (April 2, 2013, Page 2)