Jefferson County Clerk

Jefferson County Clerk candidate Bailey Wingate is free to concentrate on a contested race for elected post now that an allegation of criminal conduct has been dismissed against the Beaumont attorney running for his first political seat. The cloud of accusation has lingered for months, with Wingate denying any truth to the charge, and all lines of justice supporting his assertion along the way, most recently with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office calling for complete dismissal of all charges “in the interest of justice.”

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The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a possible attempt at voter fraud following their receipt of information from the County Clerk's office that an individual requested an election ballot for a deceased person, reports Deputy Marcus McLellan.

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Terrence Holmes (left) and Raquel West (right)

The stage has been set for the November general election after Democratic primary runoffs decided who will go on to face Republican opponents.

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Carolyn Guidry

“Madder than hell” is how Beverly Hatcher described voters told they were at the wrong polling locations when they showed up to vote in past Jefferson County elections. The Jefferson County Commissioners Court conducted a hearing Tuesday, July 23, to solicit comments from the public on a proposed plan to implement a countywide polling place program for the Nov. 5, 2013 election.

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