Tribal Election Committee to
count absentee ballots at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:10 AM
The Tribal Election Committee will begin counting absentee ballots at 1 p.m. today in six races for Tribal Council.
Candidates receiving the most votes will be declared the winners as there are no runoffs in Tribal Council elections.
Bogue Chitto, Conehatta and Pearl River will elect two councilmen each while Crystal Ridge, Standing Pine and Tucker, one each.
In uncertified returns, Roderick Bell and Ronnie Henry were leading in Bogue Chitto; Troy Chickaway and Hilda Nickey at Conehatta; Cheriena Ben and Stella York Willis at Pearl River; Kevin Jody Edwards at Standing Pine; Joseph Wesley at Crystal Ridge and Dorothy B. Wilson at Tucker.
Uncertified returns from the Tribal Elections Office:
Bogue Chitto: Ronnie Henry - 304; Roderick Bell - 174; V. Diamond Hundley - 150; Doris Thompson - 119; Annie Bell - 41; Marsha Berry - 28; and Gabriel Thompson - 28.
Conehatta: Troy Chickaway - 220; Hilda Nickey - 155; Ferrell Thomas - 104; Timothy Thomas - 96; Durnene Farmer - 86; Jesse Thomas - 80; Henry Shumake - 65; Merida Stephens - 59; Gregory Shoemake - 49; Shaun Grant - 40; Mike Anderson - 36; Craig Bell - 28; Richardson Chickaway - 28; Loretta Williams - 22; and Elray King - 18.
Crystal Ridge: Joseph Wesley - 35; Ann Wesley - 19; Savannah Galvan - 15; and Alexander Hickman - 8.
Pearl River: Stella York Willis - 236; Cheriena Ben - 201; Dwight Jenkins - 174; Lola Parkerson - 147; Oretta Conrad - 144; Barry McMillan - 141; Nikki Comby - 111; Lamona Willis - 101; Vickie Rangel - 97; Tracey Trolle - 74 Kenneth York - 72; Mack Jimmie - 65; Nolan Mitch - 5 ; Marion Williams - 40; Henderson Williams - 20; Tamara Willis - 17; and Cynthia Isaac - 15.
Standing Pine: Kevin Edwards - 165; Richard Sockey - 116; and Beasley Denson - 53.
Tucker: Dorothy Wilson - 111; Tony Martin - 63; Wilma Simpson - 47; Michael Runnels - 28; Melissa Charlie - 27; Cynatta Gardner - 20; Harlon Bell - 15; Brenda Stephens - 14; and Jeremy Bell - 12.