Polls are now open for election day until 7 p.m. after the county and City of Henrietta witnessed record turnouts in early voting.
At the close of business Friday, more than 1,700 ballots had been cast in the general election by mail and by early voters. In the city’s local option election to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks, more than 600 ballots have been cast, causing election officials at city hall to scramble for ballots.
Two county officials are opposed and one county office is up for grabs in the general election.
Dee Litteken of Scotland (Clay County), Democratic candidate, is challenging incumbent Kenny Lemons of Dean for sheriff. Lemons, elected as a Democrat, switched to the Republican Party for the election.
Longtime Clay County Constable Toby Davis of Petrolia, a Democrat, is opposed by Ronnie Pullin of Thornberry, Republican, who is a deputy with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Clay County Tax Assessor-Collector Linda Sellers will retire when her term expires in December. Running for the office is Republican Maribel Longoria of Henrietta, an employee in the office, and Democrat Bobbi Gilmore of Bluegrove.
Results from each precinct will be reported real-time as they are received by election officials.
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