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Judge rules on new election date for Hinds County race

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LEAKE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Back in August, over 200 voters did not get the chance to cast their ballot for state representative from Hinds County.

That's because the Hinds County Election Commission reversed the ballots in two sub-districts involving the Dry Grove community.

However, the commission still certified the election.

According to attorney Chris Tabb, candidate Gay Polk appealed to the court and they appointed a special judge from Leake County to make a decision.

Monday, that judge, Vernon Cotton, ruled those 225 people should be allowed to cast their votes.

That race, between Democrats Gay Polk and Brad Oberhousen is set for October 18th for those 225 residents in Hinds County.

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