LIBERTY — An Amite County supervisor who lost by one vote in the Aug. 6 Democratic primary election has filed notice of intent to examine voter boxes, according to Circuit Clerk Debbie Kirkland.

In the Democratic primary, District 5 Supervisor Rickie Williams Jr. had led Tony Patterson 347 to 344 votes before affidavit ballots were counted, but wound up losing 350 to 349 when final results were in.

Williams is scheduled to examine the boxes 9 a.m. Friday. If he finds irregularities, he can file a petition with the Democratic Executive Committee, Kirkland said.

The winner will face former supervisor Max Lawson, who’s running as an independent, in the November election.

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