Lowndes County’s recurring problem of a handful of people witnessing large amounts of absentee ballots could be nearing an end.
Area voters didn’t let the inclement weather keep them from the polls Tuesday. Lowndes County voting precincts reported steady traffic throughout the day, despite periods of rainfall.
In hotly contested races, Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens was re-elected Tuesday and Lee S. Coleman and Nebra Porter now face each other in a run-off election for a new judge position.
Today’s the big day — Election Day, when voters can decide who they want in congress and on local judges’ benches in the coming years.
It has been our honor and privilege to practice law with Bob Marshall, a candidate for Circuit Judge, Place Three, for a total of 37 years. We are proud to call him our business partner, but even more, our friend.
It is a shame that a very qualified and long-serving judge has to be drawn into the political arena having to be criticized and somewhat slandered. My wife and I have both been called for jury duty with Judge Kitchens presiding, he has always treated all those in his courtroom with the utmost respect, fairness, dignity, and compassion.
Traffic flow was steady throughout Golden Triangle voter precincts this morning, and area circuit clerk’s offices expected it to remain so throughout the day.
JACKSON — Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi’s four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers.
Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.