Commissioners toss coin to decide alderman election

RIENZI — Harold W. Palmer has won a coin toss and the election to an alderman’s post in Rienzi.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials learned this past week from the Secretary of State’s Office that the tie vote between Palmer, with 45 votes, and Melissa Bearden Morgan, 45 votes, had to be decided by a coin toss or a straw pull. A June 18 runoff election was canceled.

The town election commissioners held a coin toss, with two town citizens conducting the toss. The election commissioners chose heads for Palmer and tails for Bearden, with the coin landing on heads.

 

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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