Dozens of Cities Miss Certification Deadline

Jackson, Miss. Mississippi's chief elections officer says numerous municipalities failed to certify their recent election results by the legal deadline.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the results were supposed to have been certified by Tuesday. But 47 cities had not done so as of Friday.

Hosemann says he could get a court order to compel the cities and towns to certify results.

In east Mississippi, Shubuta, Chunky, Waynesboro, Montrose and Heidelberg were among those that missed the deadline.

The complete list released by the secretary of state's office appears below:

Abbeville (Lafayette County)

Baldwyn (Lee And Prentiss Counties)

Belmont (Tishomingo County)

Benoit (Bolivar County)

Big Creek (Calhoun County)

Chunky (Newton County)

Cleveland (Bolivar County)

Courtland (Panola County)

Crenshaw (Panola & Quitman Counties)

Crowder (Panola And Quitman Counties)

Dumas (Tippah County)

Durant (Holmes County)

Ecru (Pontotoc County)

Eden (Yazoo County)

Falcon (Quitman County)

Falkner (Tippah County)

Gautier (Jackson County)

Glen (Alcorn County)

Glendora (Tallahatchie County)

Hatley (Monroe County)

Hazlehurst (Copiah County)

Heidelberg (Jasper County)

Indianola (Sunflower County)

Jonestown (Coahoma County)

Jumpertown (Prentiss County)

Lexington (Holmes County)

Lumberton (Lamar And Pearl River

Lyon (Coahoma County)

Maben (Oktibbeha And Webster Counties)

Mize (Smith County)

Montrose (Jasper County)

New Houlka (Chickasaw County)

Ocean Springs (Jackson County)

Olive Branch (DeSoto County)

Oxford (Lafayette County)

Pace (Bolivar County)

Schlater (Leflore County)

Shubuta (Clarke County)

Silver City (Humphreys County)

Slate Springs (Calhoun County)

Toccopola (Pontotoc County)

Tremont (Itawamba County)

Vaiden (Carroll County)

Vardaman (Calhoun County)

Walnut (Tippah County)

Waynesboro (Wayne County)

Weir (Choctaw County)


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