Appeals end, Okolona town marshal special election to be re-held

The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a request to rehear the earlier ruling in the Okolona town marshal election race.

Posted: May 10, 2019 11:52 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a request to rehear the earlier ruling in the Okolona town marshal election race.

The election tribunal, who ordered the original special election and disqualified William Randle from running, will once again review the case.

The Mississippi Supreme Court said the tribunal was wrong not to allow Randle to run in the special election.

They said it was correct; however, in ordering the special election after a determination illegal votes were cast in the original city election.

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