/Special election candidates have extra day to file

Special election candidates have extra day to file

The Jan. 21st deadline was originally set. However, this holiday falls on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Candidates can file their applications until January 22nd because the state offices will be closed. Former Rep. Willie Perkins, a Greenwood Republican, became a chancery judge and former Rep. Adrienne Wooten, a Jackson circuit judge, and former Rep. Brad Touchstone, a Hattiesburg county and youth court judge. All special election candidates, unlike regular elections, are nonpartisan and filed with the secretary-of-state’s office. The office’s online listing shows that there have been five candidates for each of the three races.