Polls open today for Senate primaries

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The primaries for the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions will open this morning.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. according to election manager Jamie Scarbrough.

“Just be sure and take a photo ID and get out and vote for sure,” Scarbrough said.

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Scarbrough reminded voters that a crossover voting ban is now on place, meaning voters should vote int he party they want to vote for in a runoff.

“If there is a runoff, which there is expected to be since there are so many candidates, they’ll vote the same party,” Scarbrough said.

Voters should have been sent a crad in the mail telling them where their polling place is.

If any problems do arise whil out at the polls, Scarbrough gave a list of numbers residents can call to resolve their issues.

“They can call the board of registrars at 566-1757, probate office at 566-1246, circuit clerk at 566-5113 or the sheriff’s department at 566-4347,” Scarbrough said. “One of those should be able to help them with any issue they have.”