School board candidates will hopefully prepare for July’s runoff race

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COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - It's a decision everyone at the Colbert County Democratic Executive Committee believes is right. The public shall vote again.

Last week, Democratic candidates, Ricky Saint and Brad Counce tied in the primary.

Both candidates were running for a spot to represent the 5th District School Board Democratic primary in Colbert County.

After an investigation, the county probate judge discovered poll workers gave voters incorrect ballots.

In a unanimous decision, the committee decided to draft a formal request to the secretary of state, asking to put both democratic candidates, on the ballots for the July 15 runoff race.

"Well I'm pleased with it because, I think it is the only fair way to rectify the problem. I mean who knew we would both get 432 votes,” said Saint.

Colbert County Democratic Chairman Billy Underwood says this time he will make sure everything is done correctly.

"Just to be safe, we are going to send a copy of everything we do to Nancy Worley at the state and a copy to Jim Bennett and tell him that we want both candidates to be in the July 15 ballots," said Underwood.

A decision the state will hopefully approve and help end any chaos created after the primary elections.

The winner will face off republican Walter Bennett in November’s elections.