The first day of early voting for the March 3 Primary election is drawing near.

Early voting starts Feb. 18 and continues through Feb. 28 in the lobby of the Calhoun County Courthouse.

The primary determines who will be included on the ballot in November for contested races.

At the local level, the only contested races are in the Republican Primary. These include:

Calhoun County Commissioner, Precinct 3: Incumbent Clyde Syma (R) has filed for re-election. Running against him are Wesley Abraham, Joel Behrens, and Edward Grazeson.

Calhoun County Constable, Precinct 1: Dan Miller and Plavis Harris have filed to run.

Calhoun County Constable, Precinct 4: Incumbent Kevin Koliba (R) has filed for re-election and is opposed by Louis Warren and Lee Jordan.

Also on the ballot are the following races that drew no challengers:

Calhoun County Sheriff: Incumbent Sheriff Bobby Vickery has filed for re-election.

Calhoun County Commissioner, Precinct 1: Incumbent David Hall has filed for re-election on the Republican ticket.

Calhoun County Tax Assessor-Collector: Kerri Jean Boyd, Republican, has filed to run. Tax Assessor-Collector Gloria A. Ochoa retired from the position.

Calhoun County Constable, Precinct 2: Incumbent William “Billy” Billings has filed for re-election on the Democratic ticket.

Calhoun County Constable, Precinct 3: Adam Vickery, Republican, has filed to run. Incumbent Bruce Blevins did not file for re-election.

Calhoun County Constable, Precinct 5: Incumbent Dave Thomas, Republican, has filed for re-election.