Absentee voting for runoff underway

Published 6:27 pm Monday, November 19, 2018

A week from Tuesday, voters in Warren County and Mississippi will be asked to go to the polls once again in determining a U.S. Senate seat, as well as a state House of Representatives race. Voters who would like to vote absentee have Tuesday and Wednesday to cast a ballot at the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s office, as well as Saturday morning. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

The circuit clerk’s office, located in the Warren County Courthouse, will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Mailed absentee ballots must be in the circuit clerk’s office by Nov. 26.

Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith faces Democrat Mike Espy in a Nov. 27 runoff in the final unresolved U.S. Senate race this year.

Hyde-Smith was appointed to serve temporarily when Republican Sen. Thad Cochran retired in April. The runoff winner gets the final two years of the term.

JoAnn Collins-Smith and Jeffery Harness emerged from a group of four candidates in the special District 85 race that includes parts of Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson and Warren counties and will meet in the Nov. 27 runoff. The winner will succeed Democrat America “Chuck” Middleton, who was elected in 1995 and resigned in late August.