What you need to know about Tuesday’s general election runoff in Mississippi

Published 11:18 am Monday, November 27, 2023

Mississippi’s General Runoff Election Day is tomorrow. The ballot features runoffs in Claiborne County and six others: Grenada, Hinds, Montgomery, Pontotoc, Sharkey and Tate.

To familiarize yourself with the upcoming election, visit the My Election Day portal to receive election information tailored to your specific address.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Any voter in line at 7 p.m. is legally entitled to cast a ballot.

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Problems at the polls observed by State observers or otherwise reported to the Elections Division will be referred to the authorities, including the Attorney General’s Office or the appropriate District Attorney’s Office. As a reminder, the Secretary of State’s Office has no enforcement authority over election-related issues.

ELECTION DAY REMINDERS

*Mail-In Absentee Voting Deadline: All mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 28 and received by county Circuit Clerk Offices by Dec. 5 in order to count.
*Voter ID Affidavit Ballot Deadline: Voters who cast an affidavit ballot by reason of voter ID must present an acceptable form of photo ID to their Circuit Clerk’s Office by Dec. 5.
*Polling Place Location: Visit the polling place locator on the My Election Day portal, or contact your county Circuit Clerk’s Office or local Election Commissioners to verify your polling place.
*Voter Photo ID: Voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. A voter without an acceptable form of photo identification is entitled to cast an affidavit ballot.

*Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property, or to cause any disturbance about the polling place, even if more than 150 feet away.
*Loitering: The polling places should be clear 30 feet from every entrance of all people except election officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.
*Camera Phones: Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.