The hotly-contested primary Senate race between Republican incumbent Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel will continue in a runoff next Tuesday, June 24 with all polls open for Republican voters.
According to Carroll County Circuit Clerk Durward Stanton, this is second statewide runoff he’s had in his 11 years in office.
“It’s hard to predict a turnout for this runoff,” Stanton said. “There could be 28 percent that we had in the primary or even more.”
The heaviest turnout of voters for the June 3 election was recorded at Carroll County’s precincts in Carrollton, McCarley and the Jefferson Community. In Carroll County, Cochran was the favorite in with 722 votes while McDaniels trailed 104 votes short with 618.
Primary are not eligible to vote in Tuesday’s Republican runoff. However, those who did vote in the Republican Primary as well as voters who did not cast any vote in the June 3 election will be eligible to vote Tuesday.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 for the runoff.
Absentee voting is currently ongoing at the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk’s office in the Montgomery County Courthouse. Absentee voting will continue until noon Saturday, June 21. The Circuit Clerk’s office will be open Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon to accommodate voters wishing to vote absentee.
For more information, call the Montgomery County Circuit Clerk’s office at 662-283-4161.