Secretary of State looking for cities to turn in election returns

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Updated: 6/14/2013 2:03 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Secretary of State's office says that the law requires cities to submit their certified election results within five days of the 2013
general election, or by June 11.

But, according to a news release issued on Friday, the government says 47 cities have not submitted their certified election results as of the time that the release was sent out.

The next step is for the Secretary of State's office to issue a show cause order, and then cities have an additional five days to submit their results.

After that, the release states that the government can petition a court to require the municipal election commissioners to comply.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says "To promote open and public transparency, it is imperative cities timely file their certified election results with the Secretary of State's office."

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