Ad Spot

Absentee voting begins for Oxford’s municipal primary elections

Those who will be unable to vote in person for this year’s municipal election primaries can now go cast their ballot.

Absentee voting opened on Monday for the Democratic primaries taking place for the Wards I, III and V Alderman races and will run through April 3. The primary elections will be held on April 6 with any runoffs needed taking place on April 27.

There are no Republican primaries being held.

Anyone one who wishes to cast an absentee ballot can do so at Oxford’s City Hall, where a voting area has been set up in the lobby. Valid photo identification is required, as are masks or facial coverings.

The Ward I primary is between incumbent Rick Addy and candidate Billy Crews. The Ward I race will be decided in April, as there are no Republican or Independent candidates running.

In Ward III, there will be a new Alderman, as incumbent Janice Antonow announced last month she is not seeking a seventh term. Democrats Brian Hyneman and Alexandria White will face off in the primary with the winner running against Republican L. McQueen Miscamble in the general election.

Ward V incumbent Preston Taylor will run against two challengers in the primary. Democratic candidates Justin Boyd and Tracey L. Williams are looking to unseat Taylor. The winner will run against Republican candidate Barney Chadwick this summer.

The mayoral race along with Ward II, VI and At-Large races do not require a primary and will be decided in the June 8 general election. Alderman Kesha Howell-Atkinson is running unopposed in her bid for re-election in Ward IV.

The deadline to register to vote in this year’s election is 5 p.m. on March 5.

Lafayette County

Oxford Animal Shelter cleaning up amidst investigation

Crime

Arrests made in mTrade Park soccer field vandalism

News

Alleged prank call leads to lockdown of Oxford School District campuses

Lafayette County

Board of Supervisors approve 2021 plan for Lafayette County roads

News

Unicorn Sighting: LGBTQ+ Advocate runs across Mississippi

News

US Attorney William C. Lamar resigns after nearly three-decade career

Elections

Absentee voting begins for Oxford’s municipal primary elections

News Main

mTrade Park still assessing the damage to vandalized soccer fields

News

City of Oxford awarded MDOT grants for two projects

News

Arthur Doctor Receives IHL Diversity Educator of the Year Award

Lifestyle

FROM THE KITCHEN TO THE FRONT PORCH: Remembering Angelo Mistilis

Lafayette County

Work begins to clear roads after Lafayette County hit by two winter storms

News

Oxford Police and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department investigate claims against Mississippi Critterz

News

So Much Snow: Lafayette County hit with second wave of winter storm

Lafayette County

PHOTO GALLERY: Winter Storm Uri

News

Neighbor rescues puppy in frozen lake near Wellsgate

News

Best of Oxford 2021 Nominations Now Open

Events

Double Decker Arts Festival canceled for 2021 due to COVID-19

News

MS Critterz says no dogs housed outdoors in frigid weather

Lafayette County

Winter Storm Uri — Current Conditions in Lafayette County

Events

Supermarket Sweep: Regents School of Oxford holds fundraiser to benefit Interfaith Compassion Ministries

Lafayette County

Winter storm arrives: Weather Conditions in Lafayette County

News

Local state of emergency declared in Oxford ahead of winter storm

Lafayette County

Carrying a Legacy: Lafayette County’s oldest active Black-owned business