Sec. of State Delbert Hosemann: Don’t forget to vote Tuesday

Governance begins at the ballot box, particularly where municipal elections are concerned, and many have fought and died to give us the right to vote.

Who determines whether new businesses are welcome in your community? Who secures a police force and fire protection? Who maintains your streets? Your mayor, aldermen and women, city council members, and other municipal elected officials, are directly tied to all of these responsibilities impacting our daily lives.

On Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., many of Mississippi’s 1.8 million registered voters will have the opportunity to vote for candidates running for these important positions. There is only one way to ensure your voice is heard in this upcoming election: by taking the time to cast your ballot.

Clarion Ledger