Unofficial results in Poplarville runoff

Published 8:10 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2020

After the runoff election was delayed three weeks due to the threat of a hurricane, Poplarville voters turned out in high numbers Tuesday to cast their ballots to decide who will fill the empty seat on the Board of Aldermen.

In the unofficial count out of 320 votes, Daniel H. Brown earned 204 votes in the runoff election against Jacob Cochran, who earned 114 votes.
There were two write in votes for Bobby Nestle and 12 affidavits that must be processed.

The city is legally required to wait at least five business days to receive any absentee ballots that were postmarked by Election Day before giving official results. The winner of the race will finish the term of Tony Smith, who resigned in the summer after he was appointed to the Mississippi Parole Board.

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The race initially included five candidates before going to a runoff election.
Election day for the runoff was postponed in mid-September when the city of Poplarville was expecting to see severe weather from Hurricane Sally.