Court begins groundwork for next elections

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners court made decisions at last Monday’s meeting affecting next year’s elections, leaving the burn ban in place and moving monies around in the budget to make possible some key purchases.

Deputy County Clerk Jennifer Johnson, a key figure in the county’s elections, explained how names came to be on the list.

“The party chairs for each party submit a recommendation list,” she said, “and then according to each voting precinct’s results in the last gubernatorial election, whichever gubernatorial candidate received the most votes in that precinct, they get to choose the presiding judge, and the other party gets to choose the alternate judge, which is based on their recommendation.

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