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What You Need To Know for the June 24th Runoff Election

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JACKSON Miss. - The following information was provided by the Secretary of States Office:

On Tuesday, June 24th, Mississippians will head to the polls and choose their next United States Senator in the Republican Primary Election Runoff. Also, a Democratic nominee for the Third Congressional seat will be chosen.

Absentee balloting has already started across the State. The deadline to absentee ballot in person at your local Circuit Clerk’s Office is Saturday, June 21st. Circuit Clerk’s will be open from 8:00 am -12:00 pm. Mail in absentee ballots must be received by your Circuit Clerk no later than Monday, June 23rd by 5:00 pm.

If you were eligible to vote in the Primary Election, you are eligible to vote in the Primary Election Runoff. However, if you voted in the Republican Primary Election, you must vote in the Republican Primary Election Runoff. If you voted in the Democratic Primary Election, you must vote in the Democratic Primary Runoff. However, if did not vote in the Primary Election, but were eligible, you may vote in either party primary. . Polls are open from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

According to the Secretary of State's Office, less than 1500 votes separated the top two candidates in the Republican Senate Primary Election.

Voting Tips:

· Identification: ALL voters will have to present one of the following forms of acceptable photo identification in order to vote:
    o A driver’s license
    o A photo ID issued by a branch, department or entity of the State of Mississippi
    o A United States passport o A government employee ID card
    o A firearms license
    o A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college or community/junior college
    o A United States military ID
    o A tribal photo ID
    o Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
    o A Mississippi Voter Identification card

A voter may use an expired photo ID as long as it is an acceptable form of photo ID (see list above) and is not more than ten (10) years old. The expired ID must contain the name and photograph of the voter, and have been validly issued by the federal or a state government.

A voter who does not have photo ID on Election Day will be asked to vote by affidavit ballot at the polling place. The voter will then have five (5) business days to show an acceptable form of photo ID, or apply for a Mississippi Voter ID card, at the Circuit Clerk’s office. No voter will ever be turned away from the polls for failing to have acceptable photo ID.

· Attire: It is against the law for any candidate or candidate’s representative to distribute campaign literature within 150 feet of a polling location. It is the position of the Office of the Secretary of State that wearing clothing with a candidate’s name and/or picture on it or other campaign paraphernalia within 150 feet of a polling location constitutes the posting of campaign literature and is prohibited.

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