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Published on February 20th, 2012 | by TLV News


Ward 6 Election Headed For Runoff

By: Carver Rayburn

The hotly contested Special Election for Ward 6 Alderman race came down to two votes. If those votes had gone Katie Morrison’s way, there would not be a need for a runoff election. Instead, Morrison’s 299 votes gave her 49.75 percent of the total, just shy of the 50 percent plus one vote needed for a win.

Morrison will face Oxford native Jason Bailey in a special runoff election on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Bailey claimed 290 votes, or 48.25 percent. Liz Barrett received 11 votes and there was one write-in vote cast.

The special election is being held to fill the seat vacated by former Alderman Brad Mayo. Mayo was elected to state congress in 2011.

Voters of Ward 6 can cast their vote at the Oxford Activity Center a the corner of Price Street and Molly Barr Road. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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