The Pontotoc County Courthouse Complex and District Barns will be CLOSED Monday, May 29, 2023 in observance of Memorial Day.

Election Board

Pontotoc County Election Board

Cathleen Branscum
Cathleen Branscum
Cathleen Branscum
Chelsea Eaves
Assistant Secretary
Chelsea Eaves
Chelsea Eaves
Assistant Secretary
Paula Christian
Paula Christian
Paula Christian

Upcoming elections:

May 9, 2023 - City of Ada Special Election

Last day to register for this election - April 14, 2023

Last day to request an absentee ballot - April 24, 2023

Early Voting - Thursday-Friday, May 4-5, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Election Day - May 9, 2023, Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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