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City issues instructions for primary voting

By By Ben Alexander/The Meridian Star
April 26, 2001
Absentee voters have until noon Saturday to cast ballots in Meridian's Republican primary.
Non-absentee voters can refer to the right side of their voter registration card; the precinct they should vote in will be shown in blue ink.
Skipper said is one change in voting precincts since the school bond referendum. In Ward 5, Precinct A, residents will vote at the Central Fire Station, 2500 14th Ave., instead of the former senior citizens center.
This year's ballots will feature only one contested race. Citizens will decide the Republican nominee for the city's mayoral race by choosing between challenger Wally Hudnall and incumbent John Robert Smith.
The city holds open primaries so every registered voter has an opportunity to vote for a Republican nominee, no matter what their party affiliation is.
Skipper says the polls will open for normal voting at 7 a.m. Tuesday and will close at 7 p.m.
The general election is set to take place on June 5.
Ben Alexander is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3226, or e-mail him at balexander@themeridianstar.com.

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