STANFORD — The deadline to file a candidacy for the 2022 election has passed and the voting places have been decided, according to the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office.
The 2022 primary election will take place on May 17.
Lincoln County will have 7 voting centers set up for in-person voting from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Voting centers will be set up at the following locations: Stanford Baptist Christian Life Center; New Hope Baptist Church in Moreland; Houstonville Elementary School; Highland Elementary; Crab Orchard Elementary School; Waynesburg Elementary School; and Geneva fire station.
In a statement, the Clerk’s Office said all Lincoln County voters are welcome to vote anywhere.
“The state has approved our plan to open voting centers throughout the county to make it easier for citizens to get out and vote,” the statement said.
Mail-in ballots will still be available upon request.
Early in-person voting will also take place at the Lincoln County Clerk’s Office from Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14 before the election.
Lincoln County will have a new sheriff after this year’s election, as current Sheriff Curt Folger is not seeking re-election.
Five people are vying for the seat, including D. Shawn Hines, Bobby Amon, Tyler Chase Marcum, Robert G. Oney and Michael Scott Carrier.
All five candidates are registered Republicans.
Lincoln County Executive Judge Jim Adams is also hanging up his hat, leaving the seat open to five candidates. These candidates include Scott Maples (R), J. Woods Adams III (R), Jerry Lee Shelton (R), Jeff Ruckel (R) and Heather Baldwin (D).
Lincoln County District Attorney Daryl Day (R) is running unopposed to retain his seat, as are Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum (D) and Lincoln County Clerk George O. Spoonamore IV (D).
In the race for Lincoln County Circuit Clerk there are two candidates including Dwight Hopkins (R) and Angelia Doolin (D).
Mary Alford Adams (R) challenged incumbent David Gambrel (D) for the office of Lincoln County Property Assessment Administrator.
Lincoln County will also elect a new jailer this year as Rob Wilson is not seeking re-election. There are three candidates vying for jailer, including Griffin Harness (R), Stephanie Sue Newton (R) and Darren Pike (D).
In the race for District 1 magistrate, incumbent David Faulkner (R) is aiming to retain his seat as he takes on challengers Chris Hazlett (R) and Bruce Edgington (D).
There are six candidates in the running for District 2 magistrate, including Barry K. Hopkins (R), Terry Pettit (R), Andy Withrow (R), Zachary New (R) and Danny Saylor (D).
The race for District 3 magistrate brought together four candidates, including Bob Jeffries (R), Gary Brummett (R), incumbent Joseph D. Stanley (R) and Kenneth Shane Yocum (D).
No candidates have applied for the position of Constable of District 1.
Mike Mullins (R), is the only candidate in the race for the District 2 Constable.
Incumbent Delbert Mitchell (R) runs unopposed for District 3 Constable.
Two candidates have applied for the District 4 constable position, including Joseph Waylon Pendleton (R) and incumbent Eddie “Popcorn” Brown (D).
Residents of Hustonville will also decide whether to allow alcohol sales within city limits during the primary election in May.