Halifax County Says No New Election After Review Of Votes

By: Tom Skinner
By: Tom Skinner

The Halifax County Board of Elections will not hold a new mayoral election after officials found only a few questionable votes in the November 6 contest.

Elections officials dismissed a protest Tuesday filed by Scotland Neck Mayor Robert Partin. He claimed his campaign found voting improprieties and irregularities, including out-of-town voters and some voters casting ballots twice.

The elections board found one questionable provisional ballot and two voters who had voted twice. But that was not enough to alter the results.

James Mills won the election by 58 votes and will be sworn-in next month as Scotland Neck's first black mayor.

Partin's protest had been criticized because it focused primarily on the town's predominantly black precinct.


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