- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A race for a Craighead County justice of the peace position ended in an apparent tie.

Election officials say incumbent Ray Kidd and challenger Mike Cox each received 129 votes in Tuesday’s primary.

Election Commission Chairman Scott McDaniel says the ballots will be counted against to ensure no votes were missed. The results are to be certified Tuesday.

McDaniel says there is one uncounted ballot that could decide the race. He says a voter didn’t provide a required photo identification and has until noon Tuesday to do so in order for the ballot to be counted.

McDaniel says the ballot is sealed until Tuesday and it isn’t known whether the ballot will affect the tied race.

If the race remains tied, Kidd and Cox will meet in a June runoff.

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