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Clarksville-Montgomery County residents can expect a busy 2022 when it comes to elections.

From new candidates to new precincts, next year’s Montgomery County primary is coming up on May 3, and if 2022 is anything like 2021, the two remaining election dates will be upon voters before they know it.

Dec. 20 marked opening day for possible candidates to pick up petitions to run in the May 3 election.

Other elections will follow on Aug. 4 and Nov. 8.

There are currently more than 25 polling locations for voters to cast a ballot, but according to local Administrator of Elections Elizabeth Black, there will be nine additional precincts added before the first Election Day.

Montgomery County's 21 proposed county commission district boundaries after reapportionment from the 2020 CensusMontgomery County's 21 proposed county commission district boundaries after reapportionment from the 2020 Census

Montgomery County’s 21 proposed county commission district boundaries after reapportionment from the 2020 Census

Voters should watch their mailboxes for new registration cards, expected to arrive before the May election.

The new cards will inform everyone about where to vote on Election Day and what district they are in, as the county’s new districting map takes effect.

Related: Montgomery County’s high-growth areas reflected in new district map

County primary

The qualifying deadline for the May 3 Montgomery County primary is set for Feb 17, according to the county’s website. Withdrawal deadline is Feb. 24.

Here’s a list of the following offices that will be on the county general ballot in May:

  • Circuit Court Judge (Part I, II, III, IV, V)

  • Chancellor

  • District Attorney General

  • District Public Defender

  • County Mayor

  • County Trustee

  • General Sessions & Juvenile Court Judge(Division I, II, III)

  • Juvenile Court Judge

  • Sheriff

  • Circuit Court Clerk

  • County Clerk

  • Register of Deeds

Black said local primaries are held at the will of the local political parties.

“Each party had to call for a primary to be held and specify what office they wanted to be on the ballot for the primary,” she said. “Both local parties called for primaries for county offices eligible.”

The county general ballot will also include County Commission for all districts and School Board Districts 1, 3, 5, 7. Black noted that the parties “added school board when the legislature allowed those office to be partisan.” The first day to issue petition for county commission and school board is Jan. 3.

On Dec. 20, 17 people picked up petitions to run of office.

2022 May election preview: What to expect on your ballot next year2022 May election preview: What to expect on your ballot next year

2022 May election preview: What to expect on your ballot next year

Voter registration deadline is April 4, while early voting is April 13-28.

From the Election Commission office to the public library, there are several options listed to vote in person or by mail on Montgomery County’s website under ‘current election.’ By-mail applicants must vote in-person the first time and must be postmarked no later than 30 days before an election, the website states.

Alexis Clark can be reached at aclark@gannett.com or 931-217-8519.

Who picked up on the first day for the May 3 primary?

  • Circuit Court Judge – Part I: Adrienne Gilliam Fry

  • Circuit Court Judge – Part III: Matthew Joel Wallace

  • Circuit Court Judge – Part IV: Robert T. Bateman

  • Circuit Court Judge – Part V: Kathryn Olita

  • District Attorney: Robert Nash and Neil Stauffer

  • District Public Defender: Roger E. Nell

  • County Mayor: Wesley T. Golden

  • Trustee: Kimberly B. Wiggins

  • General Sessions & Juvenile Court Judge – Div. II: Eric J. Yow and James Bagby

  • General Sessions & Juvenile Court Judge – Div. III: Sharon T. Grimes

  • General Sessions & Juvenile Court Judge – Div. IV: Timothy K. Barnes

  • Sheriff: Robert M. Oliver

  • Circuit Court Clerk: Wendy J. Davis

  • County Clerk: Teresa S. Cottrell

  • Register of Deeds: Tori Moore

This article originally appeared on Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: 2022 May election preview: What to expect on your ballot in Montgomery County

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