Early voting began today for the annual school elections that will be held Tuesday.
Voters who wish to cast ballots early for the Achille, Bennington, Caddo, Calera, Colbert, Durant, Rock Creek and Silo School elections may do so until 6 p.m. today or from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday at the Bryan County Election Board office, 217 N. 16th Ave.
Bryan County Election Board Secretary Linda Fahrendorf said a two-member bipartisan absentee voting board will be on duty to handle early voting, also called absentee voting.
“In-person absentee voters fill out an application form when they get to the office,” Fahrendorf said. “They are not required to give a reason for voting absentee. They are required to swear that they have not voted a regular mail absentee ballot and that they wiII not vote at their polling place on election day.”
In Durant, David Jones, Mary Faulkner and Tommy Sleeper have filed for Seat No. 3.
Other candidates by school district:
John Carter, Boyd Hamilton and Janita Jeffreys for Seat No. 3
Martin M. Hutchings, unopposed for Seat No. 3
Bryon Underwood, unopposed for Seat No. 3
Craig Whisenhunt, unopposed for Seat No. 3
Sammy Key and Jeff Weger for Seat No. 3
Mark Boling, Jerry Cook and Carl Marlow for seat No. 5; Kody Mitchell withdrew
Mindy House, Bob McIlvoy and Glenn Price for Seat No. 3
Polls open will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call the Bryan County Election Board at 924-3228.