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Published on February 15th, 2012 | by Newt Rayburn


Ward 6 Special Election Results

Ward 6 Special Election Vote count:


290 Katie Morrison

267 Jason Bailey

6 Liz Barrett

1 write-in


Absentee Ballots:

19 Jason Bailey

7 Katie Morrison

5 Liz Barrett


6 Affidavit Ballots will be examined tomorrow.


49.92% Katie Morrison

48.7% Jason Bailey


In this election the winner needs 50% of the vote plus one. Katie Morrison fell one vote short of that, so the affidavit ballots will have to be examined in the morning. If the affidavit ballots are deemed not valid, there will be a run off in two weeks between Katie Morrison and Jason Bailey.


Update February 15: Final Results

Katie Morrison – 299
Jason Bailey- 290
Liz Barrett-11
Write in- 1

There will be a run off between Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the Oxford Activity Center from 7:00 -7:00

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Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in March of 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, 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 Rayburn's alter ego—Neuter Cooter—lead the Mississippi band THE COOTERS to Rocknoll Glory across the USA from 1993-2018. Newt is a family man who also is a publisher, photographer, writer, musician, landlord, and Civil War enthusiast.

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