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City Voters Will Take A Final Trip To The Polls

WATER VALLEY – This is it. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, voters in Water Valley will go to the polls one more time Tuesday in what should be the last city election until 2021.

Tuesday’s runoff for alderman-at-large between Taylor Trusty and Herbert Rogers marks the seventh time in less than a year for voters go to the polls to seat the board of alderman and mayor, an election cycle that started with the primary and subsequent runoff last May, the General Election last June and a pair of special elections and runoffs since then. 

Trusty led the six-person ticket on Feb. 27 with 29 percent of the vote, followed by Rogers with 19 percent of the 606 votes cast. The winning candidate will take office

The polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the city’s four precincts – Ward 1 at the Water Valley Electric Department, Ward 2 at the Yalobusha County Courthouse, Ward 3 at the National Guard Armory at the Ward 4 at the Civic Auditorium. Voters can also vote absentee in city hall during business hours through Friday, and from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, which is the deadline.

If you enjoy voting, don’t worry because there is plenty of action ahead, at least at the state level. Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker is up for re-election and is facing a challenge in the primary election on June 5 from state Senator Chris McDaniel in what promises to be an exciting race after McDaniel mounted a strong challenge in 2014 against Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.

Speaking of special elections, Cochran announced that he will step down on April 1 after 40 years in the Senate, setting up a special election on the November General Election ballot to elect his replacement and an appointment from Governor Phil Bryant to fill the seat in the interim in what promises to create some serious political jockeying across Mississippi.

And don’t forget next year’s round of county elections where voters will seat county officials ranging from sheriff to supervisor. After all, qualifying for county offices is just over nine months away. 

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