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Absentee ballots available for Aug. 29 runoff

Lawrence County voters who have the opportunity to cast a ballot in the Aug. 29 runoff election may do so now.
Absentee ballots are available at the Lawrence County Circuit Clerk’s office 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26. The deadline for casting an in-person absentee ballot is noon, Aug. 26, and absentees are available for anyone who will be away from their polling place on election day.
County voters will go back to the polls for three runoff elections in the Republican primary. Voters who voted in the Aug. 8 Republican primary or who did not vote in the election at all may cast a vote in the runoff. Voters who voted in the Democratic Primary on Aug. 8 are ineligible to vote in the Republican runoff.
Countywide, a runoff will be held for the office of tax assessor/collector. Angel Boyd Powell and Susan Holmes Smith, both current employees of the office, made the runoff. The winner will be decided in the Aug. 29 election, as there is no Democrat or independent candidate on the November general election ballot.
Two candidates for the office of coroner, Hershel W. Harp and Danny F. McNeese, are squaring off to see who will win the Republican nomination for the office. The winner of the runoff will face two candidates on the November ballot.
The District 1 supervisor race will also be decided in the Aug. 29 runoff. Rocky Parkman and Mikell W. Sandifer led the field of seven candidates to advance to the runoff. The runoff winner will face no opposition in the general election.
Election day is Aug. 29, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.