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Election workers sort ballots Tuesday night at City Hall.

There will be six runoffs for Selma City elected offices after Tuesday’s election.

Former Mayor James Perkins Jr. will go up against Councilwoman Miah Jackson in a runoff on Oct. 6. Perkins got 44 percent of the votes compared to Jackson’s 29 percent.

A runoff is ahead for City Council President between Warren “Billy” Young, who got 33 percent of the vote, and Lydia Chatmon, who got 27 percent.

Ward 3 is headed to a runoff between Clay Carmichael with 38 percent and Mead Walker with 31 percent.

Ward 4 runoff will be with Lesia James, who almost got enough votes to avoid a runoff with 49 percent, compared to Javares Whitely, who got 26.7 percent.

Ward 6 is headed for a runoff between Atkin Jemison with 39 percent of the vote and B.L. Tucker, who got 24.9 percent. Incumbent Johnny Leashore came in third and lost his seat.

Landon Nichols narrowly missed winning Ward 2 outright with 49 percent of the votes compared to Christie Thomas at 33 percent of the vote and Danyell Parker with 17 percent. This seat was held by Susan Youngblood, who did not seek re-election.

Offices that won outright on Tuesday are:

Troy Harvill in Ward 1, which was previously held by Carl Bowline, who did not run for re-election after one term. He got 60 percent of the vote against Mike Lewis and Gabriel Brown.

Ward 5 incumbent Sam Randolph won re-election without a runoff with 51 percent of the vote.

Ward 7 incumbent Jannie Thomas won re-election without a runoff with nearly 70 percent of the vote.

Ward 8 incumbent Michael Johnson also won re-election without a runoff with 57 percent of the vote.

All the Selma City School Board positions were won without a runoff.

Johnny Moss III was re-elected to president at 74 percent, Phyllis Houser won re-election at 63 percent and Tanya Miles won re-election at 58 percent of the vote.

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