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Runoff Election Tuesday: voters urged to go for Round Two

JACKSON, MISS– With positions still vacant after the November 8th election, voters are urged to hit the polls one more time on Tuesday. 

There are two House of Representatives seats left available.

House District 106, encompassing parts of Lamar and Pearl River counties, was vacated by Herb Frierson’s appointment to head up the Mississippi Department of Revenue. John Corley and Greg Holcomb will be on the ballot November 29, garnering 28% and 25% of the vote respectively.

House District 89, made up of the area of Jones County and Laurel. Donnie Scoggin, earning 47% of the election night vote, and Ron Swindal, earning 31%, will runoff to replace former representative Bobby Shows.

There are two court positions still vacated after the November 8 election.

Supreme Court District 3, Position 1 is still locked up between Bobby Chamberlin (31%) and John Brady (29%). Only the leading two candidates will head to the runoff. James Kitchens and Steven Crampton will not be part of the runoff, getting 25% and 15% of the vote, respectively.

The Court of Appeals District 3 judge position is still open as well, with the runoff ballot containing Jack Wilson (50%) and Ed Hannan (36%).

Even though the runoff elections do not possess the grandeur of electing the next President of the United States, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann urged for all voters to participate in the runoff election.

“If you were eligible to vote on November 8, you can still vote in the runoff,” Hosemann said. “Even if you didn’t vote then. If you’re registered, you can vote.”

Only the top two in each instance will be on the runoff ballot.

“To get elected, you must receive a majority of the votes,” said Hosemann. “That’s 50 percent of the vote plus one. In these cases, the candidates did not get majority.”

The polls close at 7pm.

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