Vandals destroyed several yard and political signs belonging to District 14 Wilson County Commissioner Jeff Joines throughout the Gladeville area Friday night, and it’s another example of something that’s become all too common during election season.
The turnout is strong for early voting in Wilson County, and voters are finding short wait times and friendly poll officials at all four early voting sites, according to Administrator of Elections Phillip Warren.
District Attorney General Tommy Thompson, seeking re-election Thursday, said his office continues to focus on its duty to prosecute those who violate the law but added that the process is getting more and more challenging as the counties that comprise his district register high-growth rates and see a steady change in their respective demographics.
Editor’s Note: The following is a series of questions and answers taken verbatim from a Lebanon Democrat questionnaire recently filled out and returned by each candidate in the District 17 state Senate race. The Democrat will publish the responses from candidates in this and other races leading up to the Aug. 7 general election.
Linda Armistead, a long-time educator who retired in 2012 from the Wilson County school system, seeks the Zone 4 seat on the Wilson County Board of Education, which represents Districts 4, 10, 23, 24 and 25.
Wilson County election commissioners Monday inspected and sealed the voting machines to be used for early voting and the 31 Election Day precincts for the Aug. 7 federal and state Republican and Democrat primaries and Wilson County general election.