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Provisional ballot results won’t affect primary results

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

Provisional votes counted Tuesday, March 20 will have no affect on Democratic Primary election results for Lowndes County from Tuesday, March 13.

According to results provided by the office of Lowndes County Probate Judge John E. Hulett, there were four provisional votes cast in the Democratic Primary Election and none cast in the Republican Primary.

Chief Clerk Lashandra Myric confirmed the provisional vote “did not affect the primary results.”

In the race for District Court Judge headed for an April 24 runoff between incumbent Adrian D. Johnson and Debra “Caldwell” Bush, both Johnson and Bush received two provisional votes each to none for J.D. Ruffin.

In the March 13 primary Johnson received 1,804 votes or 42.60 percent to 1,520 votes or 35.89 percent for Bush. Ruffin received 911 or 21.51 percent of the vote.

In the race for Probate Judge, incumbent John E. Hulett received three provisional votes to one for Debbie Dunklin.

Hulett won the primary with 2,589 votes or 61.05 percent to 1,652 or 38.95 for Dunklin on March 13.

In the race for County Commission District Two headed for a runoff, challenger Carnell McAlpine received one provisional vote to none for incumbent Charlie King Jr. and Anthony Harris.

McAlpine received 636 votes or 49.46 percent to 612 votes or 47.59 percent for King on March 13 while Harris collected 38 votes or 2.95 percent of the vote.

In the race for County Commission District Three, challenger Brenson Crenshaw received one provisional vote to none for incumbent Marzett Wright Thomas.

Winning the primary, Crenshaw received 482 votes or 59 percent while Thomas received 335 votes or 41 percent on March 13.

In the race for County Commissioner District Five, incumbent Dickson Farrior received one provisional vote to none for Thomas Rodney Perry.

Winning the primary, Farrior received 751 or 71.39 percent to 301 votes or 28.61 percent for Perry on March 13.

None of these candidates face Republican opponents.