STARKVILLE — Kevin Daniels has taken a two-vote lead in the Republican primary for Ward 4 alderman after picking up two affidavit votes Thursday morning.
Daniels now leads Austin Check 94-92. The two candidates were tied after in-person and absentee ballots were counted Tuesday.
The candidates met with city election commissioners and Republican Municipal Election Committee members Thursday to process four affidavit ballots. Of those, two were accepted and both were cast for Daniels. Two were rejected because the addresses the voters claimed to live were outside the ward.
City Clerk Lesa Hardin said the election won’t be certified until 4:30 p.m. April 13. Five absentee ballots sent to permanently disabled residents have not yet been retu
rned. Those must be postmarked by Monday of this week and received by April 12.