With a month left to qualify, 20 candidates have qualified to run in the upcoming Yazoo County elections.
From sheriff to supervisor, a number of county posts have sparked interest with the deadline to qualify on March 1.
As of Monday morning, three candidates qualified for the county sheriff post. Incumbent Sheriff Jacob Sheriff will be running as a Democrat. Jeff Curtis, former Yazoo City police chief and local business owner, will also be running as a Republican. And former Tchula police chief Kenneth Hampton qualified as an Independent.
The northern district constable post also had three candidates qualified as of this week. Incumbent Robert Peterson will be running as a Democrat. Brian White will also be vying for the post as a Democrat. R.W. “Butch” Smith also qualified as an Independent.
Two Democrats, Chris Carr and Darren Sollek, both qualified for the southern district constable post.
Incumbent District 5 Supervisor Cobie Collins and incumbent District 3 Supervisor Willie Wright both qualified as Independents.
For the District 1 supervisor seat, Edward “Tra” Ferrell qualified as a Democrat with Danny “Lee” Moore Jr. also qualifying as a Republican.
In District 2, Ricky Helms qualified as a Democrat for the supervisor post.
Susan Jenkins also qualified as a Democrat for the Tax Assessor post.
Incumbent Robert Coleman will be running to keep his circuit clerk post as a Democrat.
Incumbent Tommy Irvine also qualified as a Democrat for his tax collector seat.
Incumbent Ricky Shivers will run for his post of county coroner as a Democrat.
Incumbent Pam May qualified as an Independent for her Justice Court judge seat for the northern district.
Incumbent Bennie “Kay” Warrington qualified as an Independent for his Justice Court judge seat for the southerm district.
Incumbent Quint Carver will run for his post of chancery clerk as an Independent.
Coleman also urges citizens to update their registration information or register to vote as soon as possible.
Citizens must register to vote before Feb. 1 by visiting or calling the circuit clerk’s office. Voter registration packets can also be mailed out if needed.
To update registration information, report any changes prior to the election.
The circuit clerk’s office can be reached at 746-1872.