Voters go to polls to choose mayor today

Published 12:17 am Tuesday, June 7, 2016

NATCHEZ — Voters will head to polls today to choose a new mayor for the City of Natchez.

Aldermen and municipal judge candidates will also be on the ballot, but the only race still in contention is for the mayor’s seat.

Democrat Darryl Grennell and independent Eric Junkin are facing off in the mayoral election.

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Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Deputy City Clerk Diane Holland said 270 absentee ballots were issued by the city clerk’s office. In the primary race, 282 absentee ballots were issued.

On the ballot for the uncontested races are:

-Municipal judge — Democrat Lisa Jordan Dale.

-Ward 1 alderman — incumbent Democrat Joyce Arceneaux-Mathis.

Voting for Ward 1 will be at the City Council Chambers at 115 Pearl St.

-Ward 2 alderman — Democrat Billy Joe Frazier.

The voting location for Ward 2 is Frazier Elementary School at 1445 George F. West Sr. Blvd.

-Ward 3 alderman — Democrat Sarah Carter Smith.

Voting in Ward 3 will be at Crosspoint Church at 285 Highland Blvd.

-Ward 4 alderman — Democrat Felicia Irving.

Ward 4 voting will take place at Christian Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 301 LaSalle St.

-Ward 5 alderman — Democrat Benjamin Davis.

Ward 5 voters can vote at the National Guard Recruitment Center at 329 Liberty Road.

-Ward 6 alderman — Democrat Dan Dillard.

The Ward 6 voting location is the Duncan Park Canteen at 57 Duncan Park Road.