Qualifying begins Wednesday for municipal elections

RIPLEY – The qualifying period for the 2013 municipal elections opens Wednesday, Jan. 2. The deadline to qualify to run will be 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, according to Tippah County Circuit Clerk Randy Graves.

The voter registration deadline for primary elections is noon Saturday, April 6.

Party primaries are set Tuesday, May 7, and runoff elections, if necessary, will be held Tuesday, May 21. Runoffs will be held if candidates don’t receive 50 percent, plus one, of the votes cast.

The deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, June 4 general elections is Saturday, May 4.

Voters in Ripley will vote for a mayor, and aldermen in wards one through four, and the at-large ward.

Voters in Blue Mountain, Dumas, Falkner, and Walnut will elect a mayor and five at-large aldermen. Newly elected, or re-elected, officeholders will take office Monday, July 1.


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