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Some Hattiesburg Residents Say Only 2 Names Appeared On Mayoral Ballot

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - There's been some complaints about impropriety concerning the June 4 mayoral race.

Several voters are now saying that the two top finishers' names, Mayor Johnny DuPree and City Councilman Dave Ware, were the only ones on their ballots for the five-man race.

Shawn O'Hara, Nathan Jordan and Clyde Stewart all ran for mayor as independents.

Hattiesburg resident Gibson Mann says after he had a conversation with his wife about the general election, he discovered that her ballot only had two names listed as candidates for mayor.

"I was pretty knowledgeable about it and it told her, Tina I know there's more people running," he said.

He said other's he's talked to have experienced the same thing.

"A lady said she had five choices over at Thames, but her husband only had two," said Mann.

He said  this could happen to them, their could be countless others who have experienced this as well.

"It seemed like the more  I asked the more people, I found more who only had two choices for mayor," he said.

Now, Mann is taking his own action.

I was trying to get people to send in letters to Dave Ware's organization at that point," he said.

He's posted three lists for people to sign who've experienced the same thing.

"We have one at the Calico Mall, at Christian Services downtown, and at the Tonsorial Parlor," he said.

Former independent mayoral candidate, Clyde Stewart said someone walked up to him a day after the election and told him his name was not on their ballot.

"I had worked pretty hard on this for four months, I was very disappointed," he said.

Stewart said he doesn't believe there is anything wrong with the election process, but he does raise questions about those who are operating it.

"Until you get people who know how to conduct an election, into a position to conduct another election, you've got the same thing over again," he said

City Clerk Eddie Myers says they have not received any official complaints about their being only two names on the mayoral ballot.

We also reached out to Shawn O'Hara and Nathan Jordan about the issue but were not able to get in contact with them.

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