Lamar Park precinct up and running in time for runoffs

Lamar Park precinct up and running in time for runoffs

LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Those who vote at the Lamar Park voting precinct will be able to vote at the same location during the runoff elections Tuesday. This comes after an SUV smashed into the building during the primary election.

Vehicle crashes into Lamar County voting precinct.
Vehicle crashes into Lamar County voting precinct. (Source: Mon Mussiett)

“We had a SUV sitting inside of this precinct two and a half weeks ago, but with our board of supervisors and their help, the department of buildings and grounds, all the men in there, they were able to get right on it and get to work. As you can see, we will be voting here next Tuesday. The facility is up and running like nothing ever happened," said Lamar County Circuit Clerk Martin Hankins.

The overall process of fixing the building took about two weeks.

Hankins says measures will be taken to ensure voter safety in the future.

“We’re looking into that. It would be a little bit long term," said Hankins.

Hankins encourages all voters to pay attention and be careful when voting next week.

“We just advise people to be careful. It was just kind of a freak accident, and we are fortunate that nobody was seriously injured. We did have one that had some minor injuries but nothing serious there," said Hankins.

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