Clerks seek to stop write-in only election - - Jackson, MS

Clerks seek to stop write-in only election

BAY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Four circuit clerks are trying to stop a write-in only election on Nov. 2 in a central Mississippi judicial post.

The Laurel Leader-Call reports the lawsuit was filed last week in Jasper County Circuit Court.

The only person who signed up to run for the 13th District was incumbent Judge Robert G. Evans who died of cancer in July, after the candidates' qualifying deadline on May 7.

The state Board of Election Commissioners decided earlier this month that people in Covington, Jasper, Simpson and Smith counties will vote for a circuit judge by writing a name in a blank space on the ballot.

Circuit clerks in those four counties say they don't think a write-in election is proper.

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