April 4, 2013 In News
JACKSON- At the request of local officials in Hancock and Harrison Counties, Gov. Phil Bryant today issued an Amended Writ of Election rescheduling the special election to fill the seat left vacant in House District 95 by the death of Rep. Jessica Upshaw. The new date for the special election is May 28, 2013.
The qualifying deadline for candidates is now April 29, 2013.
If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast in the special election, a runoff election will be held June 18, 2013. The Amended Writ was issued today based on local officials’ concern that the original runoff date coincided with municipal elections and could’ve led to voter confusion.