Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election is under way.
For Commerce voters, it began last Tuesday and will continue through Friday, Oct. 30.
All early voting takes place at City Hall during regular business hours, which are 8:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday. Early voting is absentee voting until the week of Oct. 26-30. Until that week, those voting early must provide a reason they will not be able to vote on Nov. 3. During the week of Oct. 36-30, no reason is necessary.
There are four contested races on the ballot. For mayor pro tem, Keith Burchett and Sammy Thomason are running, while in the Ward 2 race for the city council seat, Darren Owensby is challenging incumbent Donald Wilson.
Meanwhile, incumbent Arthur Lee Pattman faces the challenge of Keelan Cashanna Rucker for the District 1 seat on the Commerce Board of Education, while in District 2, Robbie Barnett takes on incumbent Mary Seabolt.
Early voting started Monday at City Hall in Nicholson, where four council seats are up for grabs.
Voting can take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 30.
For mayor, Jimmy Ford has qualified to run against incumbent Ronnie Maxwell.
On the ballot for the at-large council seats are incumbents Faye Seagraves, Howard Wilbanks, Paul Cartledge and Lamar Watkins, plus challengers Edward Dempsey, Bobby Crawford and Chuck Wheeler.
Early voting is also under way in Arcade and Jefferson.