May 14, 2014 Edition

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Tuesday is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day, and voters will be casting ballots in the preferential primary, Democratic or Republican, and in the judicial election.

An election proclamation on page 3B lists the polling sites around the county. The polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Early voting began May 5 and will continue through Monday at the county clerk's office in the Lawrence County Courthouse in Walnut Ridge.

Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Voting will close at 5 p.m. on Monday.

The election will be certified at 2 p.m. on May 27 in the office of the county clerk.

Democratic ballot

The only statewide race on the Democratic ballot is for governor between Mike Ross and Lynette "Doc" Bryant.

County races on the Democratic ballot, listed in ballot order, are:

  • County judge - incumbent Dale Freeman and John Thomison.

  • Sheriff - Jeff Yates and Joseph Allen Warnick.

  • Justice of the peace, position 2 - Coty Powers and incumbent Donald Richey.

  • Justice of the peace, position 9 - Kendell Snedeker and incumbent Alex A. Latham.

Republican ballot

There are several statewide races on the Republican ballot, but there are no contested county races in the primary.

The Republican ballot includes:

  • Governor - Curtis Coleman and Asa Hutchinson.

  • Lieutenant Governor - Representative Debra Hobbs, Congressman Tim Griffin and State Rep. Andy Mayberry.

  • Attorney General - Leslie Rutledge, David Sterling, Patricia Nation.

  • State Treasurer - Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan and Representative Duncan Baird.

  • Auditor of State - Representative Andrea Lea and Ken Yang.

Non-Partisan Judicial

Both the Democratic and Republican ballots contain the one Non-Partisan Judicial race for State Supreme Court Associate Justice, Position 2, between Tim Cullen and Court of Appeals Judge Robin Wynne.

Unopposed candidates

All three ballots contain a large listing of unopposed candidates who can be voted "For" as a block.

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