Yard signs have been up for months, thousands of hands shaken, babies hugged, forums attended, questionnaires answered and ads purchased.
The candidates want you to want them. They have spent time and money getting their voices to the people.
Now, it’s time for the people to speak. Actually, some already have. As of Wednesday morning, 1,063 Madison County residents had cast their ballots in the county government complex. There are 17,023 registered county voters.
Madison County polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, for the primary and non-partisan elections.
There are eight contested local elections. Four of the races include more than two candidates, meaning a runoff will be necessary if no candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote. Primary election runoffs will be held July 26.
Those elected will take office Jan. 1.
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