MT. VERNON — Ballot positions for four contested races in the Jefferson County primary in March were determined Monday following a lottery.
County Clerk Connie Simmons conducted the lottery after eight candidates filed simultaneously on the first day of filing.
In the Democratic race for sheriff, Joey Porter's name will be on top of the ballot, followed by Travis Allen. Sheriff Roger Mulch is seeking re-election.
In the Republican race for sheriff, the name of John Lewis will appear on top of the ballot, followed by John Scott. Another candidate, David G. Morris, also filed a petition for sheriff.
Precinct committeemen positions were also determined in Dodds 2 and Mt. Vernon 5 precincts.
In Dodds 2, Stephen Modert's name will appear before Walter Nadolski on the Republican ballot; and Michael E. Flanagan's name was drawn in the top position ahead of Robert J. White, both Republicans, in Mt. Vernon 5.
Write-in candidates may file prior to Jan. 16, and absentee voting will begin on Feb. 6 for the March 18 primary, according to Simmons.