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Vote split down the middle between Bolin and Bounds for alderman seat

Tuesday’s election that was supposed to decide who would take the vacant seat on the Poplarville’s Board of Aldermen was split down the middle.

Of the 1,607 registered voters in the city of Poplarville, only 21 percent showed up to the polls on Tuesday.

During that race, David Glenn Bolin and Stephanie Bounds each received 177 votes.

This runoff election was held after the election on Aug. 26 failed to determine a winner. 

Initially, four candidates faced off for the seat, vacated by former alderman Randy Brown after an Attorney General’s opinion found that his service on the Board of Aldermen was a conflict of interest due to his employment as a law officer with the Biloxi Police Department.

The other two candidates were Nicole Brown, and Michael A. O’Quin. City Clerk Jody Stuart said she will call the Secretary of State’s office on Wednesday to determine the next course of action.