After a long day of voting, local election workers spent much of the night counting ballots in the municipal elections in Camilla and Pelham Tuesday. In unofficial returns. the winner of the Camilla City Council District 1 race was incumbent Venterra Pollard with 190 votes to 133 votes for challenger Derek Hadley; in the District 2 Post 2 race incumbent W.D. Palmer, III won re-election over challenger Walter Anderson by a count of 464 to 262; and in the District 2 Post 3 race Laura Beth Tucker garnered 441 votes to 290 for Torry Jackson. Officials say a new state law prohibits the counting of early voting prior to the close of polls on election day and all voting was done in Camilla by paper ballot.
In Pelham, incumbent Councilman Ansell Parrish was unsuccessful in his bid for re-election. The top two votegetters in the four person race won election to the two seats up for election. Cody Shiver garnered the most votes of the field with 71 followed by Rhonda Brown with 71. Parrish came in with 55 votes and Lake Adams polled last with 41.