US goes to polls TuesdaySkies expected to clear here

Published 11:39 am Monday, November 5, 2012

Today’s scattered showers in Vicksburg and Warren County will give way to partly sunny skies on Election Day when voters head to the polls to choose a president, one U.S. senator, four U.S. House members, four state Supreme Court justices, one judge for the state Court of Appeals and one school board and three election commissioners.

Rain chances tonight are 80 percent and new amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch are possible, according to the National Weather Service. Tuesday’s forecast shows mostly clear skies and a high near 60.

Polls in Mississippi are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney headline the ballot for president. Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party, Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Jill Stein of the Green Party and Barbara Dale Washer of the Reform Party round out the list. The statewide winner collects six electoral votes for president. At least 270 are needed to win.