The polls are open; Don't forget to vote

Local polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today [June 24].Local races include LeFlore County Assessor and District 3 County Commissioner. All candidates in the local races are Democrat. If no candidate gains a majority of the votes, a runoff will be be held Aug. 26.Other races will decide Democratic and Republican nominees for the Nov. 4 general election, unless runoffs are needed.Democrats will vote in three races besides the two county contests:• U.S. representative District 2 — Earl E. Everet and Joshua Harris-Till.• U.S. senator, unexpired term — Jim Rogers, Connie Johnson and Patrick Michael Hayes.• Superintendent of public instruction — Jack C. Herron Jr., Ivan Holmes, Freda Deskin and John Cox.Republicans will vote for five offices beside insurance and corporation commiss-ioner (six if they live in state Senate District 5):• Governor — Mary Fallin, Dax Ewbank and Chad Moody.• Superintendent of public instruction — Joy Hofmeister, Brian S. Kelley and Janet Costello Barresi.• U.S. Senator — Erick Paul Wyatt, Evelyn L. Rogers, Rob Moye, D. Jean McBride Samuels and Jim Inhofe.• U.S. senator, unexpired term — Jason Weger, Andy Craig, T.W. Shannon, Randy Brogdon, Eric C. McCray, Kevin Crow and James Lankford.• U.S. representative District 2 — Markwayne Mullin and Darrel Robertson.• State Senate District 5, unexpired term — Brent Shain and Joseph Silk.LeFlore County voters in the McCurtain School District also will vote on a $170,000 bond issue for new school buses.