Voters in Baldwyn who haven’t submitted an absentee ballot by the deadline Saturday will go to the Baldwyn Fire Department on Tuesday to cast ballots in the municipal primary races.
City Clerk Nan Nanney said there will only be one polling place for this election, with tables set up for each of the city’s four wards. Residents who are unsure which ward they live in will be able to confirm it with a map at the poll.
City residents will have a full slate of contenders for city races this year as as every local race is being contested.
All candidates qualified on the Democratic ticket, meaning each race will either be decided either in the April 6 primary or in the April 27 runoff. None of the city races will advance to the June8 general election.
In the race for mayor, three-term incumbent Mayor Michael James is once again facing a challenge from Roslynn Clark. Clark ran against James in 2017, with James narrowly defeating Clark then.
Alderman at Large Lynda B. Conlee is being challenged for the position by Sherri M. Buse.
In Ward 1, incumbent Lee Bowdry is being challenged for the post by Angeleque Agnew Beene and Rhyne Howell.
In Ward 2, incumbent Tom Nelson is being challenged by Pamela McKinney Green and Tonya Goodwin Billips.
Ward 3 will be guaranteed a new alderman as incumbent Barbara Warren opted to not run again for the position. Those looking to succeed Warren include Lamar Anderson, William “Bird” Agnew, Peggy Grice, Lakeisha Eades Isabell and Phil Rowan.
In Ward 4, Tammie C. Waters and Beverly Eckford are challenging incumbent Ricky Massengill for the post.
In the race for Police Chief, incumbent longtime chief Troy Agnew has at least one challenger, Roy Ragin.
The poll will open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 7 p.m.