Alexandria Election Set for Thursday

September 2, 2013
Dwayne Page

The Alexandria Municipal Election is set for Thursday, September 5.

A mayor will be elected to serve a four year term. Jim H. York, Jr. is poised to succeed incumbent Mayor Ria Baker, who chose not to seek re-election. York is the only candidate for mayor.

Three aldermen were to be elected, each to serve a four year term but only one candidate qualified for alderman, Pat Jackson.

No one else qualified by the deadline to be an official write-in candidate.

It will apparently be up to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to make an appointment to fill the two other aldermen positions.

Voting will be Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Kenneth Sandlin Center on the fairgrounds.

Since the election is uncontested, voting will be done by paper ballot. "The law states any municipality with a population of five thousand (5,000) or less may elect to use paper ballots instead of voting machines for municipal elections when there is no opposition for any of the offices involved (on the ballot)," said Administrator of Elections Dennis Stanley.

Altogether, Alexandria has a mayor and six aldermen positions.

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