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100% of precincts reporting

With 100% of ballots cast, there was a turnout of 26.5% and there were a total of 3,508 ballots cast in the May 21 primary election May 21.

The primary election was a landslide for the sheriff and a close race between two of three candidates for commission District 3. A June 18 runoff election will be required as two of the candidates for commission District 3 were only one vote apart.

Incumbent District 3 representative Jason Proctor received 381 votes with challenger Ken Pullin receiving 382 votes and challenger Todd Child receiving 213 votes. Both Proctor and Pullin received 39% of the votes and will face each other in the June 18 runoff election.

Early voting will take place June 10-14 for the runoff election with Election Day voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 18. Voters in the Zebulon precinct will cast their ballots on Election Day at the Pike County Auditorium.

Sheriff Jimmy Thomas will not be part of the June runoff election as he got 83% of the vote with a total of 2,896 votes over challenger Scott Gray’s 581 votes.

Challenger Jamal Willis must gather 671 signatures by July 9 in order to run as an independent in the November election. The number of signatures is based on the number of voters in the last election for sheriff.

Other races in the state that are headed to a runoff election in June include the U.S. House of Representatives District 3 seat. Among Republican voters in Pike County, Brian Jack got nearly 57% of the votes at 1,902 votes, followed by Mike Crane with 567 and Mike Dugan with 487 votes. Among
Democratic voters in Pike, Val Almonord got 127 votes and Maura Keller got 186 votes. Statewide, Brian Jack got 46.7% of votes and Mike Dugan received 24.9% of votes. They will face each other in the runoff in June. Statewide, Maura Keller received 53% of votes and will not be required to be part of the runoff election.

In Pike, Justice Andrew Pinson got 71% of votes, followed by John Barrow’s 29%. Statewide, Pinson received 55% of votes over John Barrow.

In the race for Court of Appeals (Miller), Jeff Davis received 82% of Pike votes with Tabitha Ponder getting 18%.

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