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Ballot positions drawn for general election

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Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for President will have to look to the bottom of the ballot to vote this year in the Montgomery County general election.
The Montgomery County Election Commission drew ballot positions for the upcoming general election with five contested races on the national and state level and three locally.
Positions were selected randomly with local election commissioners taking turns drawing for ballot position.
On the ballot for United States President Jim Hedges (Independent) will be first, followed in order by Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Jill Stein (Green), Evan McMullin (Better for America), Darell Castle (Constitution), Lynn S. Kahn (Independent), Donald J. Trump (Republican) and Hillary Clinton (Democrat).
The United States Senate Race has three participants with Conner Eldridge (Democrat) drawing first position followed by incumbent Senator John Boozman (Republican) and Frank Gilbert (Libertarian).
Two are running for the United States House of Representatives District 4 seat with Kerry Hicks (Libertarian) in the first position followed by incumbent Congressman Bruce Westerman (Republican).
On the state level State Representative District 20 is up for grabs with John Maddox (Republican) drawing first position and Henry T. Nielson (Independent) drawing second position.
Locally the city of Mount Ida has one contested position. In the race for Recorder/Treasurer Lillian Farmer drew first position followed by incumbent Carlyn Hall.
The city of Glenwood has two contested positions.
In the race for Recorder/Treasurer Patti Jean Parker drew first position and Sharon Wisener Noble drew position 2.
South Ward Position 1 saw Billy Plyler draw first position followed by John R. Powell.
Uncontested races include:
State Representative District 21 – Representative Marcus E. Richmond (Republican)
County Judge – Sammy Jones (Independent)
County Sheriff/Collector – David E White (Republican)
County Circuit/County Clerk – Debbie Baxter (Democrat)
County Treasurer – Betty S. Boling (Democrat)
County Assessor – Tammy McCarter (Republican)
County Coroner – Jeffery Blansett (Republican)
County Surveyor – Evan Black (Republican)
Justice of the Peace District 1 – Johnette Rowland (Democrat)
Justice of the Peace District 2 – Mike Dobbs (Independent)
Justice of the Peace District 3 – Linden “Barry” Spivey (Democrat)
Justice of the Peace District 4 – Floyd S. McKinzie (Democrat)
Justice of the Peace District 5 – Kenn C. Greene (Republican)
Justice of the Peace District 6 – Melissa Powell (Democrat)
Justice of the Peace District 7 – Linda E. Jester (Republican)
Justice of the Peace District 8 – Terry E. Black (Republican)
Justice of the Peace District 9 – Dan McCarter (Democrat)
Constable South District – Loren “Mitch” Michener (Democrat)
Mount Ida Alderman Ward 1 Position 1 – Kevin Joe Partain
Mount Ida Alderman Ward 1 Position 2 – Melvin L. Simpson
Mount Ida Alderman Ward 2 Position 1 – Margaret A. Scurlock
Mount Ida Alderman Ward 2 Position 2 – Rick Farmer
Mount Ida Alderman Ward 3 Position 1 – Joan Whisenhunt
Mount Ida Alderman Ward 3 Position 2 – Debbie Baldwin
Norman Alderman Position 1 – Homer W. Ethridge
Norman Alderman Position 2 – Open
Norman Alderman Position 3 – Len Doughty
Norman Alderman Position 4 – Robert Brandon
Norman Alderman Position 5 Cindee Bromley
Oden Alderman Position 1 – Open
Oden Alderman Position 2 – Paul Tankersley
Oden Alderman Position 3 – Lana Philpot
Oden Alderman Position 4 – David Ledbetter
Oden Alderman Position 5 – Jeannette Fryar
Glenwood Alderman North Ward Position 1 – Dale Hamilton.
Early voting in Arkansas begins, Monday, October 24, and will conclude , Monday, November 7, at 5 p.m. Early voting will be available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The General Election will be held, Tuesday, November 8, from 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For more information contact the Montgomery County Clerk’s Office, or visit the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Website at sos.arkansas.gov.

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