With a limited number of issues on the ballot, voter turnout is expected to be light in Scotland County for the April 2nd election.
The City of Memphis will feature a pair of contested races. Voters in the West Ward will select an alderman. Aaron Dale, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Andrea Brassfield will seek election for the first time. Also on the ballot is former alderman Jobe Justice.
The city will also elect a new city marshal. Current marshal Bill Holland was designated captain of the department when he moved his residence outside of city limits. Residency is a requirement by state law to hold the office.
Current Memphis Police Department officer Jeremy Head is seeking the office of marshal along with area law enforcement and EMS officer Jason Moss.
In the East Ward, Jenny Aldridge is the lone candidate for alderman and will replace incumbent Lucas Remley who did not seek re-election.
The lone county-wide ballot issue is a proposed tax levy increase for the Scotland County Health Department. Voters will decide the fate of the issue seeking to raise the tax levy from $0.15 to $0.30.
Write in votes will decide the boards for the villages of Arbela and Granger with no official candidates on either ballot. Arbela residents will elect two board members while Granger seeks three board members.
A very limited number of Scotland County residents will also vote on the Schuyler County School Board and a bond issue for the Clark County Rural Water District, if their property resides in those district’s boundaries.