RIPLEY – The qualifying period for one seat each on the North Tippah and South Tippah School Boards has begun and ends Friday, Sept. 6, at 5 p.m.
The elections for North Tippah and South Tippah School board Dist. 5 will be held on the General Election Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Troy is the North Tippah Dist. 5 trustee, while Haley Moffitt is the South Tippah Dist. 5 trustee. Each term is for five years.
To qualify, a person must be a registered voter in the district, and file a petition with the Circuit Clerk’s office containing the signatures of at least 50 qualified voters.
School Board districts do not follow county supervisor district lines.
North Dist. 5 includes the following precincts: Three Forks, Brownfield, Walnut, Tiplersville and North Falkner. Some are entire precincts and some are split.
South Dist. 5 includes the following precincts: North Ripley, Chapman, Spout Springs, Peoples and Ripley. Some are entire and some are split precincts.
“You can check your voter ID card and it will tell you which school board district you vote in. Anyone can call my office if they have any questions or if they have lost their card,” said Circuit Clerk Randy Graves said this week.
Some voters in all those precincts in both districts will vote, but not every voter in every precinct will vote.
School Boards members are paid $2,400 annually plus mileage.
For more information or to pick up qualifying packets contact the Circuit Clerk’s office at 662-837-7370.