The results set the stage for a runoff between democrats Clifford Lyons and James E. “Jimbo” Brown for the District 2 seat on the Chambers County Commission. In the March 13 primary Lyons received 507 votes or 49.13% to Brown’s 308 votes, 29.84%. Incumbent Wayne White received 217 votes or 21.03%.
Conceivably, Lyons could have received enough provisional votes to win the seat outright with a plurality. But it was not to be, of the 26 provisional ballots, 16 were counted. Twelve were Democratic and four Republican. In the canvassing, Brown received 10 votes, Lyons had one and White received one, thus forcing the runoff between Lyons with 508 votes and Brown with 318 votes.
Judge Baldwin also released some other figures from last week’s election, including that 23.80% of registered voters cast their ballots. There are 19,104 active voters in Chambers County and 4,120 inactive voters for a total of 23,224 registered voters. 5,528 of those individuals went to the polls last week.
April 24 is the date that has been set for the runoff.