- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi officials say some Madison County voters were mistakenly given ballots to vote in a special state election.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, in a news release Tuesday, said an erroneous database affected voters in five precincts, some of whom were not eligible to vote in the Senate District 25 special election.

Former Sen. Walter Michel, of Ridgeland, and Bill Billingsley, of Madison, are running for the seat. The winner will fill the vacancy created when Will Longwitz was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to a Madison County court judgeship.

If the candidates contest the results, Hosemann tells WAPT-TV (https://bit.ly/1QFc8la ) It will be up to the Madison County Election Commission to decide how to address the issue.

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Information from: WAPT-TV, https://www.wapt.com

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