All 4 Congressional districts are up for a vote in November, with primary candidates to be selected in June for the 2, 3, and 4th districts.
The Secretary of State’s Office is reminding you that the Republican Primary in Mississippi for Congressional Districts is happening Tuesday, June 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please keep in mind crossover voting is not allowed in Mississippi, meaning a person who voted in one political party’s Primary Election cannot legally vote in a different political party’s Primary Runoff Election. However, voters who did not cast a ballot in the Primary Election are still eligible to vote in Tuesday’s runoff elections.
If you are headed to the polls to vote in these elections don’t forget the following things:
- Mail-In Absentee Voting Deadline: All Primary and General Election mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by June 28th and received by County Circuit Clerk Offices within five business days of June 28th in order to count.
- Polling Place Hours: Polling places open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. However, any voter in line at 7 p.m. is still legally entitled to cast a ballot.
- Polling Place Location: Contact your County Circuit Clerk’s Office or local Election Commissioners to verify your polling place.
- Voter Photo ID: Voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. A voter without an acceptable form of photo identification is entitled to cast an affidavit ballot.
- Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.
- Loitering: The polling places should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.
- Camera Phones: Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.
As a reminder, primary runoff elections are conducted by political parties. However, our office will have observers in precincts across the state. Problems at the polls observed by State observers or otherwise reported to our Elections Division will be referred to the authorities, including the Attorney General’s Office or the appropriate District Attorney’s Office. As a reminder, the Secretary of State’s Office has no enforcement authority over election-related issues.
See below for a sample ballot: