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Car crashes into Ocean Springs voting precinct, leaving one injured

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A Mississippi Gulf Coast voting precinct was hit by a car during Tuesday’s primary elections.

According to a report from WLOX, a car crashed into the Grace Baptist Church in Ocean Springs and left one person injured.

The person injured is currently being treated at a local hospital.

Grace Baptist Church will remain open as a precinct until the polls close at 7 p.m. As long as you are in line at or before 7 p.m., you are legally entitled to cast a ballot.

Additional Election Day Reminders
  • In-Person Voting: Polls for the August 8 elections open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Any voter in line before 7 p.m. is legally entitled to cast a ballot.
  • Polling Place Location: Please contact your County Circuit Clerk’s Office or local Election Commissioners to verify your polling place. Click here for a polling place locator. 
  • Voter Photo ID: Voters are required to show photo identification at the polls. A voter without an acceptable form of identification is entitled to cast an affidavit ballot. Click here for a list of acceptable photo IDs. 
  • Campaigning: It is unlawful to campaign for any candidate within 150 feet of any entrance to a polling place, unless on private property.
  • Loitering: The polling places should be clear for 30 feet from every entrance of all people except elections officials, voters waiting to vote, or authorized poll watchers.
  • Camera Phones: Voters are prohibited from taking pictures of their marked ballot.

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