With school board qualifying nearing its end, the November general election ballot will soon be complete.

This year sees the fifth district up for election on the county school board. As of Wednesday, only the incumbent, Judd Chapman, has submitted a petition to run for the office, according to the Circuit Clerk’s Office.

The qualifying period end at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4.

Candidates for the nonpartisan school board post must submit a petition with the signatures of at least 50 qualified electors from the district.

Chapman was appointed to complete the current term in February 2018, replacing Randy Wilbanks, who resigned.

The county school board terms are six years.

While it’s an off year on the local level, the presidential contest is expected to fuel record turnout. The general election will also include a Mississippi flag vote and congressional races.

Absentee balloting is set to begin Sept. 21.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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