Voters go to the polls Tuesday

Published 6:22 am Monday, June 2, 2008

By By Adrienne McKenzie
If all things flow smoothly at the voting polls Tuesday, the County Commission District 4 race will be knocked down from four to two.
The polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and will close at 7 p.m. and there are six county seats up for election. County Commission District 4 is one of the spots open and there are four Atmore area residents vying for the position.
Democrats William Brown, who currently holds the position of District 4 County Commissioner, is running against Brandon Smith. Republicans James “Junior” Hall and Kevin McKinley will battle it out.
During the primaries held Tuesday, voters will choose one Republican and one Democratic candidate. Those two candidates will move on to the November general election.
Voters must choose whether they wish to vote Republican or Democrat during the primaries.
If a runoff if necessary, it will be held on July 15.
According to Maxine Butts with the Escambia County Probate Office, Atmore area residents can vote at several locations including, the Atmore County Road Department, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, Atmore Public Library, the Canoe Civic Center, Atmore City Hall, the McCullough Volunteer Fire Department, the Nokomis Volunteer Fire Department and New Order Baptist Church.
Other offices up for election include Escambia County tax assessor, tax collection, District 2 Commissioner and board of education representatives for Districts 1 and 5.
Jim Hildreth is currently the county tax assessor and Joy Wiggins is the county’s tax collector. Both candidates are up for reelection and have no opponents.
Incumbent Todd Williamson will go up against Raymond Wiggins for Escambia County Commission District 2.
In the Board of Education races, incumbent Michael Goolsby is running against Byron Palmer for District 1 and Willie J. Grissett is running unopposed for the District 5 position.
Lisa Tindell contributed to this article.

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