Municipal Elections Are Tuesday, June 2

Calhoun County voters will return to the polls next Tuesday, June 2 to make selections in four alderman races in four towns.


By JOEL?McNEECE
Calhoun County voters will return to the polls next Tuesday, June 2 to make selections in four alderman races in four towns.
The lone contested race in Bruce is in Ward Five where candidates Vonda Keon, Republican; Lyn Parsons, Independent; and Craig Tutor, Democrat; are vying for the seat on the board.
Keon advanced to the General Election by defeating Carter Parr in the primary. The winner will succeed Alderman Alan Prestage on the board, who chose not to seek re-election.
Calhoun City also has one race for alderman on the ballot – Incumbent Larry Bratton versus Donna Cole in Ward Three.
All of the other alderman positions – Jerry Vaughn, Marshall Coleman, Dale Hayes, and Barbara Goodson, along with Mayor J.R. Denton, were unopposed.
Vardaman has a field of nine seeking a seat on its board of aldermen. Incumbents Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Clements, Jeannie Winter, and Wilbur Holmes are being joined in the race by Annie Douglas, Janice Glaspie, Susan High, Robert Earl McGregor, and Frances Hicks Simmons.
Vardaman doesn’t have wards, so the top five vote getters earn the five seats at the board table.
Vardaman Mayor James Casey was unopposed.
Derma also holds an at-large election for all five alderman seats. Seven candidates are seeking those five spots including incumbents Judy Tedford, Richard Blaylock, David Martin, Charles Bobo, and Charles Pulliam. They’re joined in the race by Jim Scarbrough and Lillie Mhoon.
Derma Mayor Dock Gabbert was unopposed.
Polling places in all four towns will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. next Tuesday, June 2. All voting will take place at City Hall in each town.
Absentee voting is still ongoing. The deadline to vote absentee is noon Saturday, May 30. Each City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. - noon on Saturday.
Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 1.

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