The pretrial hearing for Dave Ware's petition of contest was held today at the Forrest County Courthouse.
Judge William Coleman made a ruling today on the three motions that Ware's team presented to the court.
The former mayoral candidate is requesting to make copies of some of the election ballots so that they can be used in court as evidence.
The second motion is to subpoena phone records of unnamed city employees.
The last motion is to make sure that city hall surveillance video is not deleted from the system.
The judge granted the motions on the surveillance videos and making copies of the ballots.
Former independent mayoral candidate Nathan Jordan also filed a petition of contest against Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree. The judge is asking for Ware and Jordan's petitions to be combined into one so that the same jury can hear the case.