- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has declared a candidate for Union County School Superintendent ineligible to run for the office.

WTVA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1kfkrak ) in an opinion Thursday, justices said Roger Browning did not provide evidence he actually lived in the school district. The court documents say there is evidence he lives within the New Albany School District.

Browning, a Republican, was disqualified by the Union County Election Commission on Aug. 18.

He filed suit and a Union County Circuit Court judge ordered Browning be placed back on the ballot. Current Superintendent Ken Basil, a Democrat, challenged the decision.

Justices say any votes cast for Browning on Tuesday shouldn’t be counted.

The Secretary of State’s office says voters have the option of writing in the name of another candidate if they choose.

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Information from: WTVA-TV, https://www.wtva.com

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