Jackson, Miss.—All registered voters MAY cast a ballot in the 2013 Municipal Primary Election Runoff, regardless if they voted in the Municipal Primary Election.

“There has been some confusion whether or not you could vote in the runoff election, if you did not vote in the Primary,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Our Office has received numerous calls regarding this issue. We want to clarify that you CAN vote in the runoff election, even if you did not vote in the primary.”

However, a voter may not “cross-over” vote. The primary runoff election is viewed as a continuation of the primary. Therefore, according to State law, a voter may not switch from one party’s ballot to another between the Primary Election to the Primary Runoff. (Meaning, if you voted in the Democratic Primary Election, you must vote in the Democratic runoff, and vice versa.)

“We encourage all voters who have questions to contact our Voter Information Hotline, toll free, at 1-800-829-6786,” adds Secretary Hosemann.

The Municipal Primary Runoff Election is Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Polls will be open from 7:00 am- 7:00 pm.

Monday, May 20, 2013
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann