Decision 2019: Polls closed for primary runoffs

DECISION 2019: Polls open for Tuesday’s runoff elections

PINE BELT (WDAM) - Polls are now closed for primary runoff elections in Mississippi.

Here in the Pine Belt, we have our eyes on a few big matchups and will be closely monitoring results as they come in from county courthouses.

Charlie Sims and David Bassett were on the ballot for the Republican nomination in the Forrest County Sheriff’s race. The winner of Tuesday’s runoff will face independents Jerry Oswalt and Kenny Johnson in the general election on Nov. 5.

Jones County voters also went to the polls to choose the Republican nominee for sheriff. Incumbent Alex Hodge and Macon Davis were on the ballot after each candidate failed to reach 50% of the vote in the Aug. 6 primary. The winner will face independent Joe Berlin in the general election.

Statewide, voters cast ballots for either Tate Reeves or Bill Waller Jr. to decide who will be the Republican nominee in the 2019 gubernatorial race. The winner will face Jim Hood, who clinched the Democratic nomination in the primary.

Another prominent Republican runoff is between Attorney General candidates Lynn Fitch and Andy Taggart. The winner will face Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins in the general election.

Follow WDAM for live updates on election results throughout the night Tuesday.

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