Early voters face a sea of signs and smiles
The heat was on Saturday, but the election enthusiasm was on point for candidates and their supporters as the first five early voting locations opened for Shelby County’s Aug. 2 general election and the state/federal primary. Rallying despite the heat at the Election Commission’s office were, from left, Phillip Walker on behalf of Mick Wright (R-County Commission, Dist. 3), candidate Patricia Possell (Dist. 96 House of Representatives), Paul Houston with a patriotic hat and a tall stack of signs for four candidates he’s supporting, and Mike Boeckmann for Richard DeSaussure (criminal court clerk). Photo by Carolyn Bahm.