PINE BELT (WDAM) - Polls closed at 7 p.m. for Tuesday’s municipal primaries.
The winners of Tuesday’s party primaries will appear on the ballot in the general election June 8. Candidates running as independents will not appear on the primary ballots.
If no candidate in a primary race receives the majority of the vote, a runoff will be held on April 27.
The deadline to register to vote in the general election is May 10.
Below are the races and candidates that appeared on the April 6 municipal primary ballots.
Board of Aldermen Ward 3 – Republican
Board of Aldermen Ward 4 – Republican
Columbia Alderman-at-large – Republican
Jerry Lee Tolbert Jr.
Columbia Board of Aldermen Ward 2 – Republican
Columbia Board of Aldermen Ward 3 – Democrat
L. Renee Galloway
Ellisville Board of Aldermen Ward 3 – Democrat
Ellisville Alderman-at-large – Republican
Leon Henderson Jr.
Hattiesburg Mayor – Democrat
Hattiesburg City Council Ward 2 – Democrat
Hattiesburg City Council Ward 5 – Democrat
Laurel Mayor – Democrat
Horace Cochran III
Laurel City Council Ward 1 – Democrat
Laurel City Council Ward 2 – Republican
Doyle Anthony Wheat
Laurel City Council Ward 5 – Democrat
Joe Porter Sr.
Laurel City Council Ward 6 – Democrat
Laurel City Council Ward 7 – Democrat
Anthony Paul Page
Laurel City Council Ward 4 – Democrat
Petal Mayor – Republican
Petal Board of Aldermen Ward 1 – Republican
Petal Board of Aldermen Ward 3 – Republican
Petal Board of Aldermen Ward 4 – Republican
Petal Board of Aldermen Ward 5 – Republican
Richton Alderman-at-large – Republican
Ed Hearn Jr.
Other cities in the Pine Belt will not have primary elections April 6 because either all candidates are running as Independents or all candidates are running unopposed until the general election.