Voter registration deadline is Oct. 8

Published 7:45 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Warren County residents who want to vote in the November election and have not registered have until Oct. 8 to do so.

Warren County Circuit Clerk Jan Daigre reminds residents there are a couple things they need to keep in mind.

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“If you have not had a chance to register or move your registration from a prior area, you can go on the Secretary of State website Y’all Vote and they will send me an electronic notification and you will be ready to vote in the next election,” Daigre said.

Warren County Election Commission Chairman and District 4 Commissioner Sara Carlson Dionne also reminds voters to notify the election commission if you have moved so they can update their voter rolls by filling out a voter information change form.

“We must receive the form by Oct. 15, to make changes before the general election,” Dionne said. “In November, we want to make sure the poll workers can find you on their poll books.”

The form can be obtained by visiting online:, or going to the circuit clerk’s office on the second floor of the Warren County Courthouse, 1009 Cherry Street.

Locally, the general election will be held for the following offices:

•U.S. Senate

•U.S. Representative

•Court of Appeals Judge

•Chancery Court Judge

•Circuit Court Judge

•Districts 1 and 2/Juvenile Court Judge

•VWSD Trustee, District 2

A special election will also be on the ballot:

•U.S. Senate (vacated by Thad Cochran retiring)

•Constable, Central District

•District 85 House Seat

America “Chuck” Middleton (D-Port Gibson) resigned his District 85 seat Aug. 31, having served since 1995. The district includes Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson and Warren counties. The candidate qualifying deadline for the seat is Sept. 17.

Mississippians will vote in both U.S. Senate races — a regular election and a special election — for the first time in a decade.

In the regular election, Republican incumbent Roger Wicker will face Democrat David Baria, Libertarian Danny Bedwell and Reform Party candidate Shawn O’Hara. Wicker has served in the Senate since late 2007.

In the special election to replace now retired longtime Sen. Thad Cochran, Senate candidates will run without party labels. The candidates include Tobey Bernard Bartee, Mike Espy, Chris McDaniel and Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed temporarily by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant following Cochran’s retirement in April. The winner of the special election will serve the final two years of the six-year term Cochran started.

The election will be held Nov. 6 and, if necessary, a runoff election will be held Nov. 27.