Election day is less than a week away as voters in Booneville and Jumpertown prepare to pick new leaders.
Voters in both municipalities will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 8 for municipal general elections. All voting in Jumpertown is at Town Hall and all voting in Booneville as at the Westside Community Center at Plumrose Park (formerly Westside Park).
In-person absentee voting continues through Saturday at the Booneville City Clerk’s office in Booneville City Hall for Booneville residents and at Jumpertown City Hall for Jumpertown residents from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The clerk’s offices will also be open on Saturday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting.
In Jumpertown voters will cast ballots in the race for mayor between Stanley Michaels and Cindy White. Incumbent Mayor Coy Perrigo is not seeking reelection. Qualifiers for aldermen were Susan Smith Bane, Pam Shook Holder and Christopher Robinson. With five seats on the board and only three candidates, the town will be required to set a special election later in the year to fill the three remaining seats on the board.
Contested races on the general election ballot in Booneville are:
Mayor – Chris Lindley (Republican, incumbent) vs CJ McCoy (independent)
Alderman at Large – Derrick Blythe (independent) vs LaVaile Shields (Republican)
Alderman Ward 3 – Tai Grove (independent) vs Jimmy Clyde Hicks (Republican)
Alderman Ward 4 – Alan Prentiss (Republican) vs Carolyn Miller (independent)
Incumbent Ward 2 Alderman Jeff Williams was reelected in the Democratic primary and is unopposed in the general election. Williams is the lone board member returning to the board after the other four members chose not to seek reelection this year.
The Alderman Ward 1 seat has also been decided as Republican Tara Lauderdale won the Republican primary runoff election for the position and is unopposed in the general election.
There will be no general election required in the county’s other incorporated municipality. The only qualifiers in Marietta were incumbent Mayor Judy Ramey and incumbent aldermen Dara Greene, Derrick Devaughn, Gail Baird, Rickey Stanley and Craig Pharr. With no contested races, state law allows the candidates to take office without an election.