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By CHARLES RICHARDS
Gene C. Hobbs Jr., who will be on the Republican ballot for the May 29 primary election as a candidate for re-election as constable for Precinct 5, had an intriguing post late Sunday on Facebook:
That’s a particularly embarrassing typographical error, since Hobbs’ opponent in the race is Jimmy Hodges.
Today, Lamar County elections administrator Russ Towers confirmed the misprint.
“I just missed it on the proof,” Towers said.
“I will have to double-check with the Secretary of State’s office to see what to do. I know we are going to have ballots reprinted. Fortunately, it’s not the entire county.”
Every registered voter in the Paris city limits votes in Precinct 5.
Towers said he learned of the problem from Hobbs, who told him one of his constituents called him and told him his name was misspelled.
,About 200 mail-out ballots have been sent out, Towers said.
Hobbs has been the Precinct 5 constable since 2001. He is seeking his fourth 4-year term.
Today is the last day to register to vote for the May 29 election.
First day of early voting for the May 29 primary is May 14. Early voting continues through May 25.
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