By REGGIE ROSS
A runoff vote is scheduled for next week to determine which Democratic Senate candidate will appear on November ballot.
According to Grenada County Circuit Clerk Michele Redditt-Garcia, the runoff election is set for June 26, and David Baria will face Howard Sherman.
This will be the only item on the ballot.
“We will be open this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon, so I’m encouraging everyone to come out and vote,” Redditt-Garcia said.
In statewide totals, Sherman led the way in the June 5 primary election with 26,106 votes (32 percent), and Baria finished slightly behind with 25,491 (31 percent).
However in Grenada County, it was Baria who carried this area with 200 votes (42.37 percent) and Sherman with 130 votes (27.54 percent).
According to Redditt-Garcia, in the runoff only those who voted in the Democratic Primary are required to cast a ballot. She said those who did not vote in the primary will also be allowed to vote.
The winner of Tuesday’s runoff will face Roger Wicker in the November General Election.
Sherman lives in Meridian and is the husband of the Emmy-award winning actress Sela Ward.
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