Residents vote in MS runoff elections - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Residents vote in MS runoff elections

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Ferguson and Uselton face one another in a runoff election Tuesday (Source: WMC Action News 5) Ferguson and Uselton face one another in a runoff election Tuesday (Source: WMC Action News 5)
DESOTO COUNTY, MS (WMC) -

All eyes are on DeSoto County Schools as Mississippi preps for runoff elections Tuesday.

On August 4, Mississippi residents headed to the poles to elect, among other positions, a new leader for the largest school district in the state.

However, none of the four candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote.  Voters will be able to chose between the top two candidates, DeSoto Central High School principal Corey Uselton (31 percent) and district administrator Jim Ferguson (28 percent), in a runoff election Tuesday.

While on the campaign trail, both candidates advocated putting prayer back into schools

The winner of the runoff election will replace current superintendent Milton Kuykendall, set to retire in December. The new superintendent will be sworn in in January.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.  

WMC Action News 5 will watch the polls all day and night and bring you the results of the election as they come into our newsroom.

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