City elections upcoming with changes in some precincts

From press reports

The election of the Mayor, City Clerk and Board of Aldermen for the
City of Louisville will be held Tuesday, May 7. Polls will be open 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: Ward 1, Louisville
Coliseum, 201 Ivy Avenue; Ward 2, Old National Guard Armory, 503
Pontotoc Street; Ward 3, Voting Building at Lovorn Tractor Company,
713 East John C. Stennis Drive; and Ward 4, Louisville Housing
Authority Community Center, 605 West Main Street, Louisville.

The candidates on this ballot are Mayor, Will Hill; City Clerk, Babs
W. Fulton; Ward 1 Alderman, Dickie Caperton; Ward 2 Alderman, Judy H.
McLeod; Ward 3 Alderman, Gwenita Mays; and Ward 4 Alderman, Eugene
Crosby. Incumbent Alderman At Large, Frances S. Ball will face
challenger, Stacy Thames.

All registered municipal voters in the City of Louisville are
encouraged to vote. The City Hall will be open on Saturday, May 4
from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting. Call or come by the City
Hall before the deadline if you need to vote an absentee ballot.

Because the 2010 Census showed a change in the population ratio
throughout the city, a city wide redistricting was approved in 2012
which will result in some voters being changed to a new ward.

Only three areas were changed, but all wards were affected.
Residents in the block area south of Brooksville Road to those living
north of Richardson Road were moved from Ward 1 to Ward 2. They will
now vote at the Old National Guard Armory at 503 Pontotoc Street.
Residents living south of East Main from the eastern side South Hight
Street over to Town Creek, which lies next to the Winston Medical
Center, and north of East Academy Street will now be in Ward 3 and
will vote at the voting building at Lovorn Tractor Company at 713
East John C. Stennis Drive.

The third area includes the area all around Mt. Moriah Circle.
Residents living in an area bordered by the south side of North
Street, the east side of Camille Avenue and the north side of Vance
Street and down South Railroad Avenue over to the west side of South
Church Street will vote in Ward 3 instead of Ward 4 and will also
vote at the Voting Building at Lovorn Tractor Company at 713 East
John C. Stennis Drive.

A map is posted at City Hall and anyone may also call City Hall at
773-9201 to find what ward or precinct they will vote in.

The deadline to register to vote in the June 4 election is May 3.
Independent candidate Larry T. Veazey will face the winner of the
Alderman at Large race between Stacy Thames and Frances S. Ball.

Also, a referendum will be on the June 4 ballot for a proposed 2
percent tax levy on the room rentals for local hotel and motels to
provide funds to promote tourism and parks and recreation within the
City of Louisville.