Jackson's Ward 3 neighborhoods stood nearly silent Saturday afternoon, but some residents are making noise about a jury's decision to grant a new runoff election for their city council representation.
"Let your person that is in office, Mrs. Stokes, keep the seat until her time is up. Then move on to another election. You have time to clean up the mess. Whatever you disagreed with at the polls," said resident Daisy Taylor Hull.
Resident David Lewis says he didn't mind having a jury decide the outcome.
"I just want it to be fair, and I just want someone in there that's gonna do what needs to be done."
Joyce Jackson argued poll workers broke election laws and supporters of Councilwoman Larita Cooper-Stokes used racial slurs towards her.
At least one resident we spoke with says he would like to see more action and fewer lawsuits.
"I don't personally know her or Mrs. Stokes personally, but if you want to do something for your neighborhood you show more than what you say," said Jerod Mosee.
At least one city councilman, Quentin Whitwell, has called for the entire municipal election commission to resign.
However, Taylor-Hull, a life-long Jackson resident says that may not be necessary.
"Step outside of the box. See what other ways we can handle situations, instead of going through wasting tax payers' money like this."
Cooper-Stokes can appeal the jury's decision.
If a new election is required, the candidates could struggle to get voters to the polls.
Each resident WLBT spoke with says they will vote, if necessary.
"I don't think it's a hindrance to anybody to vote. It's something that everybody needs to be privileged about, to do. That's their right," said Mosee.
"Whatever it takes to get somebody in there that's going to do what they're supposed to do," said Lewis.
The city council is expected to set a new election within 30 days of their meeting next Tuesday.
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