The primary election is less than two weeks away and absentee voting is now available at the Logan County Clerk’s Office for anyone who will not be in Logan County on Tuesday, May 20.
There will be several races on the ballot for Democrats, but only a couple for Republicans.
For Republican voters, they will have only one local race - for Logan County Jailer, as Phil Gregory is running against Chris Hightower for that party’s nomination.
Also, the Republican nomination for U.S. Senator is also on the ballot with longtime incumbent Mitch McConnell running against several challengers, the most notable being Matt Bevin. Also on the ballot are Brad Copas, Chris Payne and Shawna Sterling.
Logan County Democrats will be voting in several races - including five of six magistrate districts.
The countywide races include jailer, where Ed Hardin is running against Wendell Jackson; sheriff, where incumbent Wallace Whittaker is being challenged by Steve hadden and Robert Kimmell; and coroner, where incumbent Mary Givens is running against Tina Hudsen McKinney and Cheryl Allen.
The magistrate races include:
- District 1, where incumbent Russell Poore is running against Lynn Embry
- District 2, where incumbent Jack Crossley is running against Wayne Stratton
- District 3, where incumbent Barry Joe Wright is facing five challengers - Bobby G. Moore, Chris Wilcutt, Gary Lee Sears, Roger Dale Knight and William Sanford
- District 4, where incumbent Drexel Johnson is being challenged by Dale Givens and Mike Kirby
- and in District 6, where incumbent Thomas Bouldin is being challenged by Clay Bilyeu
There are also a pair of federal races on the Democrat ballot. For U.S. Senator, Alison Lundergren Grimes is running against Burrel Charles Farnsley, Tom Recktenwalk and Gregory Brent Leichty. And for U.S. Representative, Charles Kendall Hatchett is running against Wesley Seaton Bolin.