Local Elections

Published on April 7th, 2021 | by Newt Rayburn


Official Vote Totals for Primary Elections in Oxford, Mississippi April 6, 2021

Rick Addy wins re-election for Ward I Alderman; Brian Hyneman and Preston Taylor advance to the General Election June 8, 2021

Official totals for Primary Elections in Oxford, Mississippi, including absentee and affidavit ballots:

Ward I
Rick Addy 438
Billy Crews 414

Ward III
Brian Hyneman 166
Alexandria White 31

Ward IV
Preston Taylor 60
Tracey Williams 33
Justin Boyd 2

There were 954 ballots cast on Primary Election Day, April 6, 2021. There were 178 absentee ballots cast. Fourteen affidavit ballots were accepted.

Seventeen affidavit ballots were rejected for various reasons, including no voter registration, registered to vote after the deadline, registered in a different ward, and lack of witness signatures by poll workers.

There are four affidavit ballots that are pending the showing of a photo ID. The voters of these ballots have five days after the election to present ID, otherwise they will be rejected.

Because there is no Republican or Independent challenger, Rick Addy is re-elected to another four-year term as Alderman of Ward I. He won by a total of 24 votes.

Brian Hyneman wins the Democratic nomination in Ward III and will face Republican McQueen Miscamble in the general election June 8.

Preston Taylor wins the Democratic nomination in Ward V and will face Republican Barney Chadwick in the general election.

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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