Qualifying has opened for some of the offices coming before voters in elections later this year.
While it is election time for the City of Corinth in 2022, it is one of the light years for county, state and federal elections. At the county level, only the First District and Second District seats on the Alcorn School District Board of Education will be in play.
Much of the election action this year is focused on the judiciary, with the circuit and chancery judges up for election, as well as Court of Appeals judge. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are also up for election. Circuit Clerk Crystal Starling said this slate of offices usually makes for one of the quietest of election years.
The primary election for U.S. House, if needed, will be June 7. The school board and judge posts will be on the general election ballot on Nov. 8.
Qualifying opened last week for U.S. House of Representatives and the various judicial posts. The window closes Feb. 1 for the judicial seats and March 1 for U.S. House of Representatives.
Qualifying will come later for school board, beginning Aug. 10 and running through Sept. 9. County school board elections are nonpartisan, and those who wish to run must gather the signatures of at least 50 qualified electors from the appropriate district. Qualifying papers should be filed with the circuit clerk at the Alcorn County Courthouse.
The Secretary of State’s Office has posted some early qualifiers for the nonpartisan judicial positions, including, for chancery judge, Brad Tennison, District 1 Place 1; Michael Malski, District 1, Place 2; Jacqueline Mask, District 1, Place 3; and Stephen T. Bailey, District 1, Place 4.
Qualified thus far for circuit judge for the local district are Kelly Mims, District 1, Place 3, and Michael “Chip” Mills Jr., District 1, Place 4.
Jim Greenlee has qualified for Court of Appeals District 1 Place 1.
Next year is the “big” year of the election cycle, with county and state offices, as well as state senators and representatives, up for election.