The Booneville mayor’s runoff election between Jerry Wilkins and Aaron Brewer will be conducted with paper ballots.
The race was the only one to necessitate a runoff in the county so simple ballots containing the candidates’ names and a place for the selecetion will be utilized, according to Logan County Clerk Peggy Fitzjurls.
Additionally, all the ballots will be counted at the polling locations.
Early voting in the race will be held in Fitzjurls’ office in the Booneville courthouse. Early voting will begin next Tuesday, Nov. 27, and will continue on weekdays through Monday, Dec. 3, during regular working hours of 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. All voting on Tuesday, Dec. 4 will occur at the polling location at the Booneville Community Building.
Wilkins and Brewer were the top two candidates in the General Election on Nov. 6. Wilkins, the four term incumbent, received 319 votes and Brewer, who is currently on the Booneville City Council, received 260 votes. Wilkins had 35.6 percent of the 897 votes cast to Brewer’s 29.6 percent.
Eliminated from the race were Bobby Halford, Harold “Porky” Kimbrell, and Edgar Baker, who had disbanded his campaign in September.
The almost 900 residents living within the city limits who cast ballots for the General Election represented a little less than 45 percent of those eligible to vote.
Regardless of their participation in the General Election, there are 2,070 voters who can have a say in the mayor’s race on Dec. 4.