Early voting period begins
Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:04 pm
By DONNA RYDER
Obion County residents can begin exercising their right to vote in the Nov. 2 general elections on Wednesday.
Registered voters can cast their ballots for state and local races during the early voting period, which runs Wednesday through Oct. 28.
Early voting takes place at the Obion County Election Office, located at 308 Bill Burnett Circle in Union City, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon.
Items on the ballot include:
Governor — Republican Bill Has-lam, Democrat Mike McWherter and Independents Bayron Binkley, Brandon Dodds, Samuel David Duck, David Gatchell, June Griffin, Toni K. Hall, Mike Knois, Boyce T. McCall, Donald Ray McFolin, Linda Kay Perry, James Reesor, Thomas Smith II, Howard M. Switzer and Carl Twofeathers Whitaker.
United States House of Representatives, 8th Congressional District — Republican Stephen Lee Fincher, Democrat Roy Herron and Independents Donn Janes and Mark J. Rawles.
Tennessee House of Representatives, 77th Representative District — Republican Bill Sanderson and Democrat Judy Barker.
City of Kenton Mayor (vote for one) — Virginia N. Davidson and John Maughan.
City of Kenton Alderman (vote for six) — Delores Agee, Angie Ellis Choate, Tim Johns, Libby Simpson Penland, Faye Sharp, Wade Simpson, Sarah E. Skinner, Susan R. Taylor and Jimmy “Jim” Temple.
City of Kenton Judge (vote for one) — Charles Crouson.
City of Obion Mayor (vote for one) — Jamie Evans and Glen Parnell.
City of Obion Councilman (vote for six) — Patsy Barker, W. Polk Glover, Mike Miller and Renee Webber. James “Jimmy” Depriest and Robert “Bob” Anderson qualified as write-in candidates.
City of Samburg Alderman (vote for four) — Eddie Fickle, Juni Fickle, Johnie L. Johnson and Gerald M. Reed. Robert Griffin qualified as a write-in candidate.
City of South Fulton City Commission, Ward 2 (vote for one) — Tony Perry.
City of South Fulton City Commission, Ward 3 (vote for one) — No one on the ballot. Thomas Pettigrew qualified as a write-in candidate.
City of Troy Mayor (vote for one) — Jimmie C. Hart.
City of Troy Alderman (vote for five) — Deanna A. Chappell, Billy Gene Gurien Sr., Hoyt Sampson, Lew Solmon, Ralph A. Wheatley and Jesse K. Whitesides.
City of Union City Councilman at-large (vote for one) — Terry L. Hailey.
City of Union City Councilman, Ward 1 (vote for one) — Gerald Cox and Danny Leggett.
City of Union City Councilman, Ward 4 (vote for one) — Judy Robinson.
City of Union City School Board at-large (vote for one) — Ellarine Moses and Campbell Rice.
City of Union City School Board, Ward 1 (vote for one) — Glenda Caudle.
City of Union City School Board, Ward 3 (vote for one) — Curtis McLendon.
City of Union City School Board, Ward 5 (vote for one) — John Clendenin.
City of Woodland Mills Alderman (vote for one) — Tom Menees.
Also on the ballot is a “yes” or “no” question for an addition to the state’s constitution:
“Shall Article XI, Section 13, of the Constitution of the State of Tennessee be amended by adding the following sentences at the end of the section:
The citizens of this state shall have the personal right to hunt and fish, subject to reasonable regulations and restrictions prescribed by law. The recognition of this right does not abrogate any private or public property rights, nor does it limit the state’s power to regulate commercial activity. Traditional manners and mean may be used to take non-threatened species.”
Leigh B. Schlager serves as the county’s administrator of elections. Obion County Election commissioners include chairman Robert C. Joyner, secretary Dave Frankum and members Ann Cameron, David K. Parks and John Algee.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.
Published in The Messenger 10.12.10