In District 1, competition is between three Republican candidates - Chris Bauer, incumbent Pat Carr and Grady Guntharp. If no candidate gets a majority, an Aug. 23 runoff will determine who'll hold the office the next four years since there are no Democrats or other candidates in the race.
Districts 2 and 3 have Democratic primary contests. Clinton Gannon takes on Cliff Hardy in District 2 for the right to oppose Republican incumbent John Hoyt Sheffield in the Nov. 8 general election, while in District 3, Melinda Wells challenges incumbent Sadie Holland. The winner will face Republican William Wayne Housley in November.
Neither Sheffield nor Housley has a Republican primary opponent.
In District 4, incumbent Judge Rickey W. Thompson has neither primary nor general election opposition.
After District 1 Constable Bobby Joyner's death, Scotty Clark won a 2010 special election to fill the slot.
Now Clark seeks re-election against fellow Republicans Jerry Duffie and Joe Huckaby. Mark Ratliff and Greg Rodgers are competing for the Democratic nomination.
District 2 has four Republican candidates - Michael Paul Anglin, David Hunt, Harvey Mitchell and incumbent Ted Wood - and no Democrats. The winner will face independent Eddie Ellis in November.
The District 3 constable race will be decided in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary. Winner of the race between incumbent Phil Gann and challenger Reginald Adams has no opposition in November.
District 4 incumbent constable Tom Henry "Punnie" Lyles has no primary or general election opponents.
For more information about the candidates, see Page 7A.