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Runoff election Tuesday for State Senate 36

Voters in most of Copiah County will go to the polls on Tuesday, March 9, for a runoff in the special election to select a new State Senator for District 36. District 36 includes Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds and Jefferson counties.

Albert Butler of Port Gibson and Jimmy D. Strong of Utica will face off in the March 9 runoff.

Most of Copiah County is included in Senate District 36, but some precincts in the Crystal Springs area are split or in another district entirely.

All of the Crystal Springs East precinct is in Senate District 35, which is represented by Perry Lee, as are small portions of Crystal Springs North and Crystal Springs South.

The Crystal Springs East precinct usually votes at the Lee Avenue Community Center, which will not be open Tuesday. Crystal Springs North and Crystal Springs South precincts will be open in the usual locations. If voters are not sure which senate district they reside in, they can go to their precinct to be advised on election day, or voters can call the Circuit Clerk’s office for more information. Affidavit ballots will be verified for residence before they will be counted.

The previous state senator for this district, Vincent Davis of Fayette, resigned from the State Senate when Governor Haley Barbour appointed him to a chancery judge post.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. For more information contact the Circuit Clerk’s office, 894-1241.

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