Posts Tagged ‘ballot’

Losing mayoral candidate challenges DuPree’s victory in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Mayoral candidate Dave Ware has filed a petition of contest, challenging Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree’s victory in the June 4 mayoral election. Ware lost by 37 votes, according to the certified election results. The Hattiesburg American reports the petition alleges voting irregularities that include instances of disenfranchised felons voting in the election. On […] [...]

Campaign workers continue to sift through ballots in Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Campaign workers for Dave Ware who came out 37 votes short of being elected mayor of Hattiesburg have wrapped up their inspection of the ballots. Mayor Johnny DuPree’s campaign workers are doing the same thing today. The Hattiesburg American reports Dupree must be finished by midnight today because state law allows a 12-day […] [...]

Losing mayoral candidate still looking at ballots; DuPree to follow

HATTIESBURG — Campaign workers for the candidate who came out 37 votes short of being elected mayor of Hattiesburg are going into their second week of inspecting ballots. Once Dave Ware’s campaign is done, it will be time for Mayor Johnny DuPree’s campaign workers to do the same thing. Some allegations of impropriety have come […] [...]

After ballot box/affidavit vote issues, DuPree re-elected mayor

HATTIESBURG — Unofficial votes show Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree winning re-election by 37 votes. After affidavit ballots were counted today, Dupree had 4,775 votes and Dave Ware had 4,738, according to the Hattiesburg American. DuPree is a Democrat and Ware is a city council member who ran for mayor as an Independent. Three other independents […] [...]

SoS to watch absentee ballots after complaints

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Secretary of State’s Office will conduct a thorough review of absentee ballots cast in some cities in the upcoming municipal primary election. This review comes on the heels of several complaints from municipal clerks, elected officials and citizens regarding a high number of absentee ballots cast thus far in the primary. […] [...]

House race lures four Coast candidates — for now

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — It looks like there’s going to be a four-candidate race May 28 for the state House of Representatives District 95 seat. The deadline to qualify for the special election to fill the seat held by the late Rep. Jessica Upshaw was yesterday, a state holiday. A spokeswoman with the Secretary of […] [...]

Mayoral candidate will be on ballot despite challenge

MERIDIAN — Independent mayoral candidate Walter Patton’s name will on the June 4 general election ballot in Meridian. The Meridian Star reports the local election board denied a challenge to Patton’s candidacy. Some people who signed Patton’s petition told the election board that they supported a different candidate. They wanted their names removed from Patton’s […] [...]

Flaggs retiring from Legislature after 2013 session

VICKSBURG — State Rep. George Flaggs, a Democrat from Vicksburg who has served in the House since 1988, says he will retire after the 2013 session. Flaggs said he also would leave his job as administrator of Warren County Youth Detention Center. He says he is considering a run for mayor of Vicksburg. The city’s […] [...]

Court rules lawyer not eligible for Appeals ballot

JACKSON — A divided Mississippi Supreme Court late yesterday vacated a lower court’s order that put a Jackson attorney’s name on a Court of Appeals ballot. Latrice Westbrooks had challenged her removal from the ballot based on residency arguments. Westbrooks has acknowledged that she lives seven-tenths of a mile outside District 2, but she says […] [...]

Officials let Democrats replace Herrington on ballot

JACKSON — Officials are letting Democrats put a different nominee in South Mississippi’s 4th District congressional race. State election commissioners voted unanimously to let Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg withdraw and Matthew Moore of Biloxi take his place. State law says if a party nominee withdraws for a nonpolitical reason such as illness, the party may […] [...]

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