Polls will remain open until 7 p.m. today in the party primary runoff elections as Anderson County Democrats choose their nominees for county judge and precinct 2 commissioner.

Local Democrats are making their choices for county judge and precinct 2 commissioner as two-term incumbent Carey G. McKinney meets long-time Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Linda Bostick Ray in the former race and political newcomer Rashad Q. Mims I faces former two-term commissioner Rodney A. Howard Sr. in the latter.

The McKinney-Ray winner will face Republican Susan Perryman Evans in the Nov. 7 general election, while current Precinct 2 Commissioner Darrell Emanuel has also expressed his intent to be on the ballot as an independent candidate.

Meanwhile, the winner of today's Mims-Howard matchup will meet Republican nominee Larry Coker in the fall.

Democrats should vote at their usual polling place today, while all Republican voting is scheduled for Palestine High School.


Paul Stone may be contacted via e-mail at pstone@palestineherald.com

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