ELECTION UPDATE: Light turnout reported in Tupelo

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By Robbie Ward/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Tupelo election officials report light turnout at voting precincts throughout the city this morning for the primary election that will determine how different the City Council will look for the next four years.
Election officials with the city of Tupelo anticipated a light turnout but say enough ballots are available in each of the wards in case of heavy turnout.
Tupelo City Clerk Kim Hanna said there has been some confusion on which primary to vote in.
“We encourage voters to look at the sample ballot to help decide which primary they want to vote in,” Hanna said.
Sample ballots are posted at voter precincts.
While candidates in the mayor’s race face no primary opponents, all but one of the City Council incumbents face opposition in today’s primaries.
For voters who want to they vote in contested races, they should vote in Republican primaries in wards 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 and in the Democratic primary for Ward 4. Incumbent Willie Jennings of Ward 7 faces no opposition in the primary or general election.
Voting began at 7 a.m. today and continues until polls close at 7 p.m.
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