School board elections to have runoffs
by Paisley Boston
Nov 10, 2013 | 4016 views | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bolivar County Election Commission has completed the certification of the Special School District Consolidation election results and determined there will be runoff elections in all districts but West Bolivar Consolidated School District district 1.

The runoff election will take place on Nov. 26.

Bolivar County Election Commission and Circuit Clerk Marilyn Kelly completed counting all absentee and affidavit ballots Thursday.

A runoff is required between the top two candidates unless one candidate gets a majority.

If no candidate receives the required number of votes, which is an absolute majority or 40-45 percent, with a winning margin of 5-15 percent, then those candidates having less than a certain proportion of the votes, or all but the two candidates receiving the most votes, are eliminated, and run-off occurs.

Ruby T. Miller won the race in West Bolivar School District One, having 241 votes while her opponent Dale R. Ward received 193 votes.

In North Bolivar School District One, John Coleman received 97 votes while Roger Morris received 89 votes.

William H. Lucas Jr. received 128 votes and Anita Smith received 102 votes in district two.

In district three, Glen Scott received 104 votes while C. Redding Gallion received 76 votes.

Frederick King received 87 votes in district 4, while J. Idleburg tailed closely behind him with 83 votes.

In West Bolivar School district two, Kenyun Johnson received 41 votes while Pamela D. Tucker received 71.

In West Bolivar School District five, Jacqueline Lloyd received a total of 100 votes while B. Phillips Turnage received 105.

The following candidates ran unopposed and they did not have an election, Jefferick Butler of North Bolivar District five, Evelyn Henry of West Bolivar District two, and Everette Stanton of West Bolivar District three.

Richard Boggs ran unopposed and won in Cleveland School District three.

The Bolivar Commercial will publish the official results of the elections when they have been confirmed.