GOP, Democrats miss certification deadline
JACKSON — A spokeswoman for Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippi primary runoffs will take place Aug. 23 as scheduled.
Hosemann’s office issued a news release late yesterday afternoon saying the state Democratic Party had failed to certify its results from the Aug. 2 primaries. A short time later, the Democratic Party filed the certified numbers.
The secretary of state’s news release says parties had a Aug. 12 deadline to file certified primary results, and the Republicans filed their results Aug. 15.
Pamela Weaver, spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office, says Hosemann staffers worked after hours to prepare a ballot to send to circuit clerks.
Ballot preparation is a formality, because clerks had already been allowing people to vote absentee since Aug. 13, and Weaver says those votes will count.
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