Polls for municipal election open today

Published 4:25 pm Tuesday, August 26, 2008

By By Adam Prestridge
Voters headed to the polls this morning to cast their votes for mayor and the city council candidate representing their district.
Incumbent Howard Shell squares off against Gil Bonner for the Atmore mayor's seat.
For city council District 1, incumbent Webb Nall is running against Anthony Williams. Incumbent Eldred Pritchett is opposed by Thomas McNeal for the city council District 2 seat. Newcomers Sam Holley and Christopher Walker are vying for the position of city council District 3. Current District 4 council member John Garrard and District 5 council member Jim Staff both ran unopposed.
The polling places are as follows:
Candidates are permitted to appoint a poll watcher that will watch voting procedures in polling locations. The appointment of the watcher must be made in writing, signed by the candidate and turned in with election officials at the polling location.
If it is necessary, a runoff will be held on Oct. 7.
Candidates who win the election will take office on Nov. 3.