- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

DREW, Miss. (AP) - Three candidates will be on the ballot April 15 in a new election for mayor of Drew.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

The Bolivar Commercial reports (https://bit.ly/1j4o66q ) Harvey Burchfield, Jeffrey Kilpatrick and John Thigpen will be on the ballot.

The new election was scheduled after Kilpatrick filed a protest after the election in June 2013. In that race, Burchfield received 18 more votes than Kilpatrick.

Kilpatrick argued were problems with affidavit ballots.

All affidavit ballots were counted in the final vote tally as certified by the election commissioners.

Circuit Judge Samac Richardson ruled in favor of Kilpatrick and ordered a new election.

Richardson ruled because of the multiple irregularities and the number of illegal votes counted put the will of the voters in question.


Information from: Bolivar Commercial, https://www.bolivarcom.com

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