Supreme Court upholds write-in election

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled a November write-in election for a judicial post in Covington, Jasper, Simpson and Smith counties will go on as scheduled.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from a group of elected officials in the four counties. The election is Tuesday.

The Supreme Court said while it may have reservations about a write-in election for judge, it could find nothing wrong with the decision by the state Board of Election Commissioners.

Circuit Court Judge Robert Evans died in July. He was the only candidate to qualify for the position in the 13th Judicial District. No candidate's name will appear on the ballot for the judicial post, and the only way to cast a vote is by write-in.

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