Reeves reschedules runoff election in 2nd Congressional District to June

Published 12:45 pm Friday, March 20, 2020

Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday the Republican primary runoff election for the 2nd Congressional District is rescheduled for June 23 to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

In a release from the governor’s office, Reeves worked closely with Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the state’s health officer, and Secretary Michael Watson in deciding to reschedule the runoff that was originally set for March 31.

“We face an unprecedented health crisis. Conducting an election during this outbreak would force poll workers and voters to place themselves in unnecessary risk,” Reeves said in the release. “It’s important that we exercise our rights as Americans to a free and fair election, but so is ensuring the health and safety of all Mississippians.”

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The winner of the Republican runoff will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson in November’s general election.