Primary battles for city seats in Columbus, Starkville and West Point are set for Tuesday, with polls open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
In Columbus, voters will decide three contested primaries for city council seats. Incumbent Ethel Taylor Stewart will face Tommy Jackson in the Ward 1 Democratic primary with Democrats Pat Douglas and Marty Turner facing off in Ward 4. The Ward 1 winner Tuesday will face independent Kallie Phillips in the general election June 8, while the Ward 4 primary winner will face incumbent Pierre Beard, an independent.
In Ward 6, where the Republican primary will decide the race, Jacqueline DiCicco is vying to unseat incumbent Bill Gavin.
Starkville voters will decide four primary races. In Ward 2, incumbent Sandra Sistrunk faces Jimmy Joe Buckley in the Democratic primary. Republicans Austin Check and Kevin Daniels are running in Ward 4, with Anna Chaney and Brady Hindman facing off in a Republican primary in Ward 5.
Ward 2’s primary winner will face Republican Brice Stubbs in the general election. Ward 4’s winner moves on to face Democrat Mike Brooks and Ward 5’s winner will face incumbent Democrat Hamp Beatty.
In Ward 6, Roy A. Perkins will try to stave off Santee Ezell in a Democratic primary that will decide the race.
Ballots in West Point boast a mayoral primary, with Democrats Rod Bobo, Cole Bryan and Tammy Parkerson facing off. The winner moves on to the general election, where independent Homer Ryland Jr. and Constitution party candidate Jennifer Harper await.
Meanwhile Democratic primaries, all with incumbents on the ballot, will decide three selectman races. Linda Hannah is vying to unseat incumbent Leta Turner in Ward 1, Jonas Robinson is challenging Ken Poole in Ward 3 and Colby Pennington faces incumbent Jasper Pittman in Ward 5.
WHERE TO VOTE
Southside Church Southside MBC Life Center, 100 Nashville Ferry Road E.; Townsend Park Recreation Building, 826 15th St. S.; William Washington Terrace 2201 Eighth Ave. S.
Fire Station No. 1 205 Seventh St. S.; Propst Park Community Hut 2535 Main St.; Stephen Chapel Church Life Center, 2008 Seventh Ave. N.
Brandon Central School Office/Cafetorium, 2630 McArthur Drive
Starkville Sportsplex Administration Building, 405 Lynn Lane
Needmore Center 610 E. Gillespie St.
Fire Station No. 3 Hwy. 389 and Garrard Road
Mt. Pelier Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 840 N. Jackson St.
Civic Center 130 6th St.