Voters Face Changes

By: Jason Simpson
By: Jason Simpson

In late 2002, the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors approved the new lines dividing the county's five districts. And in the upcoming August primaries, you might be one of over 40,000 voters who have changes on their ballots or polling places.

Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk Donna Jill Johnson said it's important that you know how you're affected.

"People think that the supervisor lines are the main lines, and of course they are, but they need to look at their card because their senate district might have changed, their house district, their justice court constable, or even their school board," said Johnson.

Last week the circuit clerk's office mailed out new voter registration cards to residents affected by the changes. Johnson said the information on the new card is the best way to find out if or how you are affected.

"We're trying to educate the voters to be sure that they're looking at their new voter registration cards," Johnson said. "They're looking on the left under the red telling them where to go vote for this new August primary election. We have several new locations, so if they don't recognize where it is they need to call us."

If you did not receive a new registration card, or have questions about the changes, you are asked to contact the Lauderdale County Circuit Clerk's office at 482-9731.


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