Early voting for the Sept. 18 school board election will begin Tuesday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Voters may cast ballots weekdays through Sept. 17 during early voting.
There will be two contested races on the Watson Chapel School Board and five races on Pine Bluff School Board. On Sept. 18, polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in those districts.
In the White Hall School District, all current members of the board are running unopposed and no one is seeking election in Dollarway School District after the district was taken over by the state Department of Education.
Two members of the Watson Chapel board will face challengers.
• Board vice president and zone 3 and 5 at-large representative Sandra C. Boone will face Harold Clark.
• Board secretary and zone 3 representative Ronnie Reynolds will face Roslynn Moye.
Five members of the Pine Bluff board face challengers.
• Zone 2 board member Ellen Nichol will face Mark Essex Smith and Phyllis A. Wilkins;
• Board president and zone 3 representative Herman Horace will face Piccola Washington;
• Board secretary Freddie M. Johnson, representing zone 4, will face Lee Meadows and Henry Dabner Jr.;
• Board vice president and zone 6 representative Donna Barnes will face Carvis J. Campbell and Leon Jones Sr.;
• Zone 7 board member Chandra Griffin will face Andrea Roaf-Little and the Rev. Johnny Smith.