Out of more than 10,000 registered voters in Mississippi House District 82, less than 2,500 turned up at Tuesday’s special election for that seat. Those voters that did make it to the polls sent the top two candidates, Wilbert Jones and Bill Marcy, into a June 30 run-off.
There were five candidates in the special election: Robert Barfield, John Harris, Roscoe Jones, Wilbert Jones and Bill Marcy. Since none of those candidates got 50 percent of the vote plus one, the two candidates that got the most votes will face each other in the runoff in three weeks.
Wilbert Jones enjoyed the most support, with 41.64 percent of the electronic vote, while Marcy got 33.03 percent. Barfield, Harris, and Roscoe Jones each got less than 15 percent of the electronic vote.
hattip Rep. Greg Snowden