Early voting for the July 20 election will begin Monday and be held through July 9. Voters may cast a ballot from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in the Administration Building in Jefferson.
The only local race is in the West and North Jackson areas for the District 5 seat on the Jackson County Board of Education. Steven Bryant and Randall Skelton are both seeking this seat. Incumbent Jill McEver is not seeking re-election.
The State Senate District 47 seat that covers Jackson County will also be on the ballot. Those to qualify were: Kelley Gary, Shane Coley, Doug Bower and Frank Ginn, all Republicans, and Tim Riley, a Democrat. Incumbent Ralph Hudgens (R) is running for state insurance commissioner.