Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Kip Thomas or Brent Zellner? Pete Bond or Conolus Scott Jr.?
Answers to those questions will ultimately be determined on the night of Nov. 6, the day of the general election.
Of course, many Madison County voters have already hit the polls to make their choices. A total of 4,815 of the 16,598 registered voters in the county visited the county registrar’s office to cast an early vote, with another 465 absentee ballots received as of Nov. 5. That means 31.8 percent of voters cast their ballots prior to election day.
The general election ballot includes national, state and local races.
Of course, the presidential race between incumbent Democrats Barack Obama/Joe Biden and Republicans Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan is the focus of the nation.
But locally, voters will focus on the county sheriff’s race where incumbent Kip Thomas (R) faces a challenge from Brent Zellner (D). Incumbent county commissioner Dewitt “Pete” Bond (R) is being challenged by Conolus Scott Jr. (D) for the District 2 seat.