Cities and towns in Mississippi are holding Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday to elect mayors and members of city councils and boards of aldermen.
Any runoffs, if necessary, would be held May 19. The general election is June 2. In some towns, the races will be decided in Tuesday's Democratic primaries, because only Democrats are seeking office.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Here are the lists of candidates from cities and towns in east Mississippi:
Decatur Board of Aldermen-Ward 1
Decatur Board of Aldermen-Ward 2
Decatur Board of Aldermen-Ward 3
Decatur Board of Aldermen-Ward 4
Robert S. "Sid" Etie
Decatur Board of Aldermen-Ward 5
Michael A. Anderson
Homer Hall, Jr.
DeKalb Board of Aldermen-Ward 1
DeKalb Board of Aldermen-Ward 2
Mamie Darnell Alexander
James W. Craig
Ashley D. Pilgrim
DeKalb Board of Aldermen-Ward 3
Theotis Cole, Jr.
DeKalb Board of Aldermen-Ward 4
Mary A. Donald
DeKalb Board of Aldermen-Ward 5
Dallas Keith Barnes - incumbent
Enterprise-Board of Aldermen-Republican
Enterprise-Board of Aldermen-Democrat
Enterprise-Board of Aldermen-Independent
Hickory-Board of Aldermen-Ward 1-Democrat
Hickory-Board of Aldermen-Ward 2-Democrat
Hickory-Board of Aldermen-Ward 3-Democrat
Hickory-Board of Aldermen-Ward 4-Democrat
Hickory-Board of Aldermen-Ward 4-Independent
Hickory-Board of Aldermen-Ward 5-Democrat
Marion Board of Aldermen (at-large 5 to be elected)
William Bond Compton, Jr.
Meridian City Council-Ward 1-Republican
Dr. George Thomas
Meridian City Council-Ward 2-Democrat
** Tavio Rand had sought the Ward 2 city council seat as an independent but he was disqualified Apr. 17 by a vote of the Meridian Municipal Election Commission.
Meridian City Council-Ward 3-Democrat
Meridian City Council-Ward 3-Republican
Meridian City Council-Ward 4-Democrat
Jesse Palmer, Sr.
John Nelson, Jr.
Meridian City Council-Ward 5-Democrat
Meridian City Council-Ward 5-Republican
Bobby R. Smith
** Walter Patton had sought the Ward 5 city council seat as an independent but he was disqualified Apr. 17 by a vote of the Meridian Municipal Election Commission.
Terry I. Pruitt
Robert A Moore, Jr.
Newton Alderman-Ward 1-Democrat
Newton Alderman-Ward 2-Democrat
Newton Alderman-Ward 3-Democrat
Eric D. McCalphia
Eva L. McDonald
Newton Alderman-Ward 4-Democrat
Ronnie Earl Johnson
Newton Alderman-Ward 5-Democrat
Kathy C. Moore
James A. Young
Judy Joyner Caverhill
Allen D. Davis
Eric Dale Huddleston
Bobbie S. Jackson
James "Cecil" Nichols
Mary D. Griffin
Philadelphia Republican Executive Party Commission
Billy N. Gilley
Otha D. Jackson
Phyllus V. Robinson
Philadelphia Democratic Executive Party Commission
Kimberly R. Adams
Betty Foley Thomas
Jimmy G. Ivy, Sr.
James H. Buchanan
Drew Lavon Wade
Scooba Board of Aldermen-Ward 1
Scooba Board of Aldermen-Ward 2
Scooba Board of Aldermen-Ward 3
Jane Marie Williams
Latitia Nave Grant
Scooba Board of Aldermen-Ward 4
Scooba Board of Aldermen-Ward 5
Shubuta Board of Aldermen (at large-5 to be elected)
Kathy A. Carter
Richard Terrell Carter
Jeanie "Rann Smith" McDonald
Mary Helen McFarland
Lester "Buddy" Puckett
Shubuta Democratic Executive Committee (5 to be elected)
Annie J. Powe
Gail Eva Powe
Mary C. Williams
Stonewall Board of Aldermen-Republican
Carol Long Ford
Stonewall Board of Aldermen-Democrat
Willie Maude Gilbert
Lee E. Scott
Jack Nelson, Jr.
John C. Knoop
Union-Board of Aldermen-Ward 1-Democrat
Union-Board of Aldermen-Ward 2-Democrat
Union-Board of Aldermen-Ward 3-Democrat
Union-Board of Aldermen-Ward 4-Democrat
Union-Board of Aldermen-Ward 5-Democrat