By Donesha Aldridge, Web Content Manager/Producer - bio | email
On the left, Thad Cochran; On the right, Chris McDaniel
JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi voters will have to hit the polls again to decide who will be the Republican nomination to run in the November 4th general election.
U. S. Senator Thad Cochran will have to face State Senator Chris McDaniel in a June 24, 2014 runoff election.
The primary race came too close to call. A candidate must have 50 percent plus one vote to win a primary election.
These are the rules provided by the Secretary of State's Office for the upcoming runoff:
· Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. · Citizens must have been registered for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election to be eligible to vote in the June 24, 2014 Primary Runoff Election. · If an eligible voter did not participate in the June 3rd Primary Election, the voter may vote in either the Democratic or Republican Primary Runoff. · The State of Mississippi does not allow “crossover” voting. Meaning, if a voter cast a ballot in the Democratic Primary, he/she must cast a ballot in the Democratic Primary Runoff. If a voter cast a ballot in the Republican Primary, he/she must cast a ballot in the Republican Primary Runoff. (Miss. Code Ann §23-15-575) · Uniformed and Overseas ballots have been transmitted in accordance with State and Federal law. US Sen. Cochran, challenger McDaniel to meet in runoff June 24 to decide GOP Senate nominee.