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ELECTION GUIDE: Voters hit polls in Shelby Co. primary

Three democratic mayoral candidates—Rev. Kenneth Whalum Jr., current county commissioner Steve Mulroy, former commissioner Deidre Malone—will run until one makes it passed the primary. Three democratic mayoral candidates—Rev. Kenneth Whalum Jr., current county commissioner Steve Mulroy, former commissioner Deidre Malone—will run until one makes it passed the primary.
DA democratic candidate, former television judge Joe Brown. DA democratic candidate, former television judge Joe Brown.
Incumbent Republican Amy Weirich runs against the democratic candidate, former television judge Joe Brown. Incumbent Republican Amy Weirich runs against the democratic candidate, former television judge Joe Brown.

UPDATE: The polls have closed in the primary election. Find results here.

(WMC) - Decisions continue among Shelby County voters as they cast their ballots in the primary election. Polls open on Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. at locations across Shelby County.

The vote that tops the ballot is for the District General Attorney: Incumbent Republican Amy Weirich runs against the democratic candidate, former television judge Joe Brown.

Followed by the race for Shelby County Mayor, three democratic mayoral candidates—Rev. Kenneth Whalum Jr., current county commissioner Steve Mulroy, former commissioner Deidre Malone—will run until one makes it passed the primary, where he or she will then face the republican candidate or incumbent mayor Mark Luttrell in August. Ernest Lunati is running against Luttrell for the republican seat in the primary.

Democrats hoping to unseat Luttrell met for a debate recently where they discussed city-county consolidation.

Mulroy and Malone agreed with aspects of that topic.

Additionally, Whalum floated an ambitious plan to utilize soon-to-be-closed neighborhood schools. Watch parts of the debate here.

For more resources, follow one of the links below:

To see the Shelby County Election Commission's ballot, which also includes 13 seats on the Shelby County Commission, click here: http://www.shelbyvote.com/DocumentCenter/View/5148. 

You will need to show photo identification when arriving to the polls. To find out what forms of identification are accepted, click here on the election commission's website: http://www.shelbyvote.com/index.aspx?NID=136.

 Watch a voter educational video here on the registration progress: http://www.shelbyvote.com/mediacenter.aspx?VID=1.

 Find out where you can vote here:  http://www.shelbyvote.com/DocumentCenter/View/5520.

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  • News 7 Poll

  • Who do you think will win the primary election for District Attorney General?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Amy Weirich
    70%
    121 votes
    Joe Brown
    30%
    51 votes
  • News 7 Poll

  • Which democratic mayoral candidate do you think will win the primary election?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Rev. Kenneth Whalum Jr.
    32%
    48 votes
    Steve Mulroy
    50%
    74 votes
    Deidre Malone
    18%
    27 votes
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