The Associated Press (A.P.) has called the race between Chris McDaniel and incumbent Thad Cochran a tie.
Affidavit ballots will continue to come in until Tuesday, June 10. At that time, the state election committee will officially determine the run-off election candidates.
Harrison County’s Circuit Clerk, Gayle Parker, says her staff will have only two weeks to prepare for the election on June 24. After ballot mix-ups on June 3, she hopes this next election will run smoothly.
Parker says, “If we wouldn’t have the problem with some of the ballots getting to the wrong precinct, it would have went real smooth. There were a few glitches, especially mailing out 13,000 letters for moving people for redistricting. There were some people that really didn’t realize where they had to go to vote.”
Parker says a major note to keep in mind is that only those that already voted in the Republican Primaries Tuesday, June 3 or those that didn’t vote at all are allowed to vote in the run-off. Voters of the Democratic Primary are not eligible to vote in the run-off, because it is an extension of the Republican Primary.