Election results: MS Senate District 39 special election
A special election was scheduled to fill the Mississippi Senate District 39 seat after Sen. Sally Doty resigned in July to head the Public Utilities staff.
The following nine candidates qualified for the Sept. 22 special election, running without party designations. Polls were open until 7 p.m.
In Lincoln County, 30/30 precincts reporting, unofficial results.
These results DO NOT include totals from other counties.
FINAL numbers, including machine, curbside, affidavit and all but 58 absentee ballots:
o Bill Sones. 31.71% 2,336 votes
o Jason Barrett 19.0% 1,400 votes
o Beth Brown. 15.04% 1,108 votes
o Michael Smith. 11.69% 861 votes
o Prentiss Smith. 8.66% 638 votes
o Ben Johnson. 7.63% 562 votes
o Mike Campbell. 3.46% 255 votes
o Josh Davis. 2.0% 147 votes
o Cindy Bryan. 0.72% 53 votes
o Write-in 0.10% 7 votes
Precincts reporting include Government Complex, City Hall, Bogue Chitto, Ole Brook, High School, Big Springs, Forestry, Enterprise, Old Red Star, Parliament, Heucks Retreat, Johnson, New Sight, Fair River, Little Bahalia, Brignall, Vaughn, Johnson Grove, East Lincoln, Northhill, Arlington, Loyd Star
In the event a clear winner is not decided, a runoff will be conducted Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Results will be posted here as numbers become available.
Official results will include all absentee ballots — 58 were still out as of Tuesday night. Any absentee ballot postmarked by today and received within five days will be added to these totals.
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS from other counties on the top four vote-getters:
Jason Barrett 33.33%, 185 votes
Bill Sones 28.22%, 160 votes
Beth Brown 13.23%, 75 votes
Cindy Bryan 7.23% 41 votes
Jason Barrett 38.49% 973 votes
Michael Smith 19.15% 484 votes
Cindy Bryan 12.26% 310 votes
Bill Sones 8.82% 223 votes
Jason Barrett 30.29% 143 votes
Bill Sones 22.45% 106 votes
Beth Brown 18.22% 86 votes
Michael Smith 8.26% 39 votes
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