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Panhellenic Council, Links working for ‘Get out the vote campaign’

The Selma-Dallas Panhellenic Council and the Links, Inc. have teamed up for the “Get out the Vote Campaign” on July 17.

Nicholas Switzer and Jimmy Nunn are in a runoff election to become the next Dallas County Probate Judge.  It’s the only race on the ballot because the other contests were decided at the June 4 Primary election.

The two local organizations are helping provide assistance for registered voters to reach their respective voting areas. They are providing free rides to the poll, which opens at 7 a.m. Tuesday and closes at 7 p.m. Anyone needing a ride to the poll, should call (334)-349-3915.

Dorothy Barnes, President of the Links in Selma, sees the election to replace current Probate Judge Kim Ballard, a crucial election.

“I think it’s very important for everyone to get out and vote for the candidate of their choice,” Barnes said. “The election will affect their lives everyday.”

The organizations are no strangers to election day.

“We’ve been doing this for several years,” Barnes said. “Two years ago, we had more people needing rides to the polls. It wasn’t as many people needing rides this year. We’re trying to get as many people we can to the polls.”

Absentee voting is already underway. The voting goes from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and ends on July 12.

If mailed, they must be postmarked no later than  noon on July 17, the day of run-off election. Hand-deliveries must be made no later than noon on July 17. Absentee voters must be registered for their votes to count.