The Pontotoc County Commissioners has enacted a burn ban effective 09/26/2022 for 14 days.

Election Board

Pontotoc County Election Board

Cathleen Branscum
Election Board Secretary
Cathleen Branscum
Cathleen Branscum
Election Board Secretary
Chelsea Eaves
Assistant Secretary
Chelsea Eaves
Chelsea Eaves
Assistant Secretary
Brenda Ingle
Brenda Ingle
Brenda Ingle

Information for the November 8th General Election:

Last day to register to vote or make changes to an existing registration - October 14

Last day to request an Absentee Ballot - October 24

Early Voting days and times - All Early Voting takes place at the Election Board Office, 131 W. 13th, Ada

Wednesday - Nov. 2, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday - Nov. 3, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday - Nov. 4, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday - Nov. 5, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Election Day - November 8th 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

All voting takes place at the regular polling places on Election Day.


The Pontotoc County Election Board is responsible for maintaining voter registration records and for the conduct of all federal, state, county, municipal, school elections in Pontotoc County.

The Election Board is composed of three members: Laura Pounders, Democrat (Chairman); Gloria Jean McGehee, Republican (Vice-Chairman); and Cathleen Branscum, Secretary. Alternates for the Election Board are Karen White, Democrat; Johnathon Summers, Republican.

The Secretary is charged with the duty of the daily operations of the Election Board Office. Some specific duties include printing, testing and distributing election ballots and programs, appointing and training precinct officials, and tallying and certifying official election results. The Secretary provides public information for all election-related activities.

In addition to the regular office hours, there are times during an election cycle that the County Election Board office must be open additional hours.

  • Candidate Filing Period: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Contest of Candidacy Period (two days following the Candidate Filing Period): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Last day to apply for Absentee Ballots (the Tuesday before Early Voting begins): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting):
    • Thursday and Friday before Election Day: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for all elections
    • Add Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for State and Federal elections held in even numbered years
    • Add Wednesday before Election Day : 8 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. for State and Federal elections held in November of even numbered years
  • Election Day: 6:30 a.m. until all tasks have been completed on election night
  • Contest of Election Period (Wednesday-Friday following an election): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


District 1 Gary Starns
Pct. #25, 51, 52, 53, 56, 60, 64

District 2 Danny Davis
Pct. #31, 58, 59, 62, 66, 67

District 3 Justin Roberts
Pct. #13, 16, 22, 54, 55, 63, 65

State Representative: Dist. 25: Ronny Johns ----- All Precincts in the County
State Senator: Dist. 13: Greg McCortney ----- All Precincts in the County
US Representative: Dist. 4: Tom Cole ----- All Precincts in the County