Voting in West Point got off to a slow start on Tuesday morning.
Clay County citizens were spared the ice that has accumulated in many Delta communities this morning, but the county was not spared the hard and steady rainfall that has been here since last week.
This makes for poor driving conditions on a day when Clay County, with the help of portions of Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Noxubee Counties will decide who will fill the vacant seat for State Senate in District 16.
The race is between Angela Turner Lairy and Kenny Fowler.
The seat was left vacant at the passing of the late Senator Bennie Turner in December.
Voting has been anything but steady, but each precinct contacted by the Daily Times Leader reported that voters were starting to show up in larger numbers.
So far, no complications with voting have been reported.