Blytheville mayoral race heads to a runoff

Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 2:31 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2022 at 6:54 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - 2 Blytheville mayoral candidates will face again next month.

The Mississippi County Election Commission certified the votes Monday afternoon and confirmed a runoff between Melisa R. Logan and John Mayberry.

Logan got 43% of the vote, while Mayberry got 22% during Tuesday night’s election.

After initially requesting a recount, candidate John Mayberry said he was pleased with the runoff and would not proceed with requesting a recount.

“Well today’s process showed us to how the political situation works where every vote will be counted and today every vote was counted, the provisional ballots and the few absentee ballots were counted,” he said.

Logan did not comment on the announcement.

Region 8 News has been tracking the race since the seven candidates filed to run for mayor.

Voters can cast their ballots on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Early voting will be held from Tuesday, Nov. 29 through Monday, Dec. 5. Voters can cast their ballots between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.